Noun(1) someone who engages in drinking bouts(2) a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus(3) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
Adjective(1) used of riotously drunken merrymaking
(1) Coming from the comparatively sedate Toronto coffeehouse scene, the brothers were dropped into what must have seemed like a bacchanal .(2) What did shock me was that the hip-hop press, perhaps in a guilty, knee-jerk response to the bacchanal hip-hop that essentially gave rise to the genre in the first place, chose to ride along.(3) The party finishes on Ash Wednesday, and J'Ouvert on the preceding Thursday night signals the beginning of the real, hard-core bacchanal .(4) Right Bed, Wrong Husband is a production which assures steady laughs, from beginning to end, spiced with the bacchanal elements that local audiences love so well.(5) The blogs have been very successful, the surprise being that students' blogs aren't all bacchanal debauchery but have included some intensely personal writing and some well reasoned commentary.(6) The night ended with more song, some dancing, and much good humour to go around - even the captain took part in the bacchanal and danced a verse or two of ├ö├ç├┐Along the Petersburg Road.├ö├ç├û(7) With the proceeds of a very remunerative silent film in which he choreographed and danced a bacchanal scene, he re-channeled his life into a decade of travel and painting.(8) The movie tells the story of two middle-aged pals, Miles and Jack, attempting one last bachelor bacchanal before Jack gets married.(9) A few weeks ago, I went to a pool party where a fellow bacchanal was shooting Polaroids of bikini-clad lovelies.(10) Through her eyes we observe the absurdities of co-ed dorms and toilets, drunken frat bacchanals , and violent tailgate parties.
(1) bacchanal :: bacchanaal
1. bacchic ::
2. orgiastic ::
5. bacchant ::
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