I’ve been thinking lately that I keep coming across these great words in my normal daily travels that I would like to share. So I will. This gem of a word was heard during my morning commute while listening to an OPB broadcast about the mating habits of mollusks. (Gotta love NPR!)
- Characterized by or involving drunken revelry.
- (classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to the orgiastic rites associated with Bacchus.
The thesaurus likens this word to “riotously drunken merrymaking,” “helplessly inebriated” and interestingly, “a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors.”
Used in a sentence: The Bacchanalian night preceding Kyle’s birthday this weekend will necessitate a healthy helping of Pine State Biscuits on Sunday morning.
Definition via thefreedictionary.com. Illustration by me.
2 thoughts on “Word of the Day”
Bacchanalian.. sounds so medieval! I want to use it while drinking some grog!
Exactly! My nights with the wine bottle just got a lot more educated.