Bacchanalia - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˌbækəˈneɪljə|
Brit.  |ˌbakəˈneɪlɪə|

noun

- an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus) (syn: bacchanalia, dionysia)
- a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity (syn: bacchanal, bacchanalia, debauch, debauchery, orgy, riot, saturnalia)
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