[ UK /bˌækɐnˈe‍ɪli‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˌbækəˈneɪɫjə/ ]
  1. a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
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How To Use bacchanalia In A Sentence

  • Earlier, Voronin had demanded an end to what he called the "bacchanalia" of protests, saying: "Challenging the results of the election is no more than a pretext. Top Stories - Google News
  • In between reports from CNN of Paris Hilton's impending subtopian incarceration (in a section of Los Angeles 'Century Regional Detention Center reserved for celebrities, public officials, police officers and other high-profile inmates, in a cell shared with a “reckless driver”) ‚ and Lindsay Lohan's upcoming 21st birthday bacchanalia (in Las Vegas, right after spending 30 days at the celebrity architecture du jour — the rehab center), we heard reports of the jet-set TB-infected Atlanta lawyer quarantined in Denver (an accidental celebrity in a rehab center of a different kind, as it were), flown there yesterday with an escort of federal marshals. Air TB
  • The Bacchanalia and the Liberalia were related religious festivals in ancient Rome, in honor of Bacchus.
  • But in appearance he still ruled, dozing oft-times at the board, a bacchanalian ruin, yet in all seeming the ruler of the feast. The Wit of Porportuk
  • Their pale sun-gilt green set a glow of bacchanalianism about the weather-worn heads of the old orchard giants. La faute de l'Abbe Mouret
  • Despite the presence of bacchantes and the references to wine, the bacchanalian aspect of the scene is greatly subdued, reducing the feeling of revelry and recklessness.
  • Not that my life has been a wild bacchanalian phantasmagoria of debauchery and dissipation, but I've had my moments.
  • I remember being 17 and being caught by my father puking up in the loo after a particularly bacchanalian dinner party.
  • a night of bacchanalian revelry
  • Viticulturally speaking, a floating college kegger may not qualify as Bacchanalia.
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