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bacchanal(băkˌə-nălˈ, -nälˈ, băkˈə-nəl)

(noun) - someone who engages in drinking bouts

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EXAMPLES - Bacchanal in a Sentence

  1. A Hangover-style bacchanal, complete with zoo animals? (source)
  2. Of course, this was before the Grecian bacchanal got under way. (source)
  3. Just after Max was born, their first drunken bacchanal in a year. (source)
  4. We gave Richard a huge farewell party that turned into a bacchanal. (source)
  5. Much of my post-bacchanal misery seems to be because alcohol ruins my sleep. (source)
  6. After all, who would choose the boardroom over an exquisitely lush bacchanal? (source)
  7. It's the orgy, the bacchanal, that is to still the lamentations of the poor! " (source)
  8. Lena was explaining the word bacchanal when Violet and Glo arrived at the back door. (source)
  9. Amid the bacchanal that is the Beltway stimulus debate, a rare note of sobriety has sounded. (source)
  10. I like the new look Dionysus, even though it does look like you just woke up from an bacchanal. (source)
  11. All the porch lights were extinguished marking the end of another successful Halloween bacchanal. (source)
  12. Watching this sober, conservative city dissolve into a gay bacchanal is always entertaining and surreal. (source)
  13. I went to Winter Music Conference in Miami, the annual industry bacchanal that takes place in clubs across South Beach. (source)
  14. In February 2007, Schwarzman marked his 60th birthday with a highly visible multimillion-dollar bacchanal in the Park Avenue Armory. (source)
  15. I didn't lapse madly and inexplicably into a mind-blowing years-long bacchanal with an indeterminate number of crazy-beautiful women. (source)
  16. Which he, also naturally, promptly misplaces as he launches into what can alternately be described as a two-day bacchanal, bender, or spree. (source)
  17. In this time of fiscal bacchanal, I devoured books like The Art of the Deal and set my course for the upper echelons of the real estate game. (source)
  18. Thin slices of ruby tomato, red onion, and green peppers joined the bacchanal, wilting in the bliss of chile and cilantro raining down on them. (source)
  19. Get Labor Day off to a fantastic start Thursday night at the Gibson, with the Haymarket Riot Labor Day Social's all-you-can-eat-and-drink bacchanal. (source)
  20. When Washington's new ruling elite say that they expect the rich to bear the burden of the government's fiscal bacchanal, it doesn't pay to look rich. (source)
  21. There is the annual bacchanal, the AWP gathering (with almost 10,000 assembled craft practitioners), which celebrates pedagogy and publication and prestige. (source)
  22. So she uploaded the photos from Ko Samet and Khao San that made it seem like she'd done a little more than bacchanal and bought a bus ticket to Kanchanaburi. (source)
  23. The major event of the festival is the bacchanal and auction which begins with a reception and silent auction, followed by a four-course dinner and live auction. (source)
  24. For more than 12 years, JD Twitch and JG Wilkes held a weekly bacchanal that electronic-music Web site Resident Advisor deemed "the greatest club night in the world." (source)
  25. Next week, to mark Lundi Gras, on the eve of the city's annual Fat Tuesday bacchanal, the quintet will do a midnight-to-sunrise performance at the famed uptown club Tipitina's. (source)
  26. Their self-titled '04 debut was a synth-pop bacchanal; on its too-somber follow-up, "Ta-Dah," gloomy meditations on fame and death gate-crashed the Sisters' perpetual Studio 54. (source)
  27. Their self-titled '04 debut was a synth-pop bacchanal; on its too-somber follow-up, "Ta - Dah," gloomy meditations on fame and death gate-crashed the Sisters' perpetual Studio 54. (source)
  28. Personal saving as a percentage of disposable income has inched up to about 6% in the last several months, from a blindingly profligate 1.4% at the height of the nation's bacchanal in 2005. (source)
  29. Big, cacophonous Straussian tuttis woke the audience up a bit, but moments like the Dionysian bacchanal, which needed some rhythmic zip, were timid little tunes with a Middle Eastern flavor. (source)
  30. Motel, De Anza coffee shop, Pup and Taco drive-through, my high school just a few blocks off the main drag, Frontier Restaurant, the divey motels that were the sites of many a teen bacchanal. (source)
  31. We hope we're wrong, but a White House that showed no interest in restraining Congress during the recent stimulus bacchanal isn't likely to stand athwart history to stop the agribusiness lobby. (source)
  32. We're in the middle of Black Rock Desert , the vast, dry lake bed in Nevada (best known as the site of the annual Burning Man bacchanal), and at the moment there's nothing to hit for miles in any direction. (source)
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  34. At the biennial Vinexpo in Bordeaux last month, the world's largest wine expo where producers, importers and other members of the wine trade gather for a five-day bacchanal, it was almost funereal compared to the frenzy of past fairs. (source)
  35. Here at home, scores of local bars and restaurants will offer their own condensed Mardi Gras tributes with costume contests, menu offerings and musical accompaniments echoing the pageantry and practices of the Big Easy's famed bacchanal. (source)
  36. A Trinidadian Carnival tradition, J'ouvert incorporates satirical costumes mocking celebrities, politicians and contemporary issues in an ecstatic bacchanal with a different tempo and feel than the better-known daylight parade the following day. (source)
  37. Oyster dressing at Thanksgiving, oyster stew at Christmas and New Years, char-grilled oysters and fried oyster po-boys "dressed" solely with melted butter and hot sauce in the spring, and my own favorite for the bacchanal of Carnival, oyster shooters. (source)
  38. Somehow I suspect that opposition to the Vietnam War would have flourished as long as there was a military draft, with or without the underground press, and you didn't need a renegade newspaper's encouragement to be swept up in the sex-and-drugs-and-rock-'n'-roll bacchanal. (source)
  39. That's the place where every spring, tens of thousands of promising young neuroscience Ph.D. candidates converge for an all-day outdoor bacchanal of competitive drinking, portable-toilet racing and men's and ladies 'fistfighting that culminates in a signature event, "late afternoon involuntary sleeping." (source)
  40. Twenty-five years after Maryland's version of Woodstock took over a farm in a then-rural part of Montgomery County, filmmakers Jeff Krulik and John Heyn ( "Heavy Metal Parking Lot") will give you (or your parents) the chance to relive the bacchanal that featured a slew of doom-metal bands when the film premieres Friday at the AFI Silver Theatre. (source)
  41. As can be expected, there was some truth to the stereotype of Scarsdale -- its place in the pantheon of suburban decadence was all but assured when hundreds of inebriated high schoolers flooded the Homecoming Dance in 2002, prompting some parents to send their drivers to collect the young sots -- but aside from the occasional bacchanal, and a sex scandal here or there, it was a wholesome upbringing. (source)
  42. As African-descended (including Indo- and Euro-Caribbean) peoples bring their cultures to urban spaces which are heavily policed, bordered, and confined, some interesting frictions emerge when the people break down fences (which occurred at Caribana) to join floats and dance behind enormous trucks with their booming sound systems, insisting on the politics of "bacchanal" (anything goes) and "chaos theory" while resisting the orderly ways of the state. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 46.0, which suggests that "bacchanal" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.


We have 7 synonyms for bacchanal.

carnival, debauch, feast, frolic, orgy, party, reveler


We have 0 antonyms for bacchanal.


Pronunciation: (băkˌə-nălˈ, -nälˈ, băkˈə-nəl)

Syllabification: bac-cha-nal


View up to 25 definitions of bacchanal from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) A participant in the Bacchanalia.
  2. (noun) The Bacchanalia. Often used in the plural.
  3. (noun) A drunken or riotous celebration.
  4. (noun) A reveler.
  5. (adjective) Of, relating to, or typical of the worship of Bacchus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (adjective) Relating to Bacchus or his festival.
  2. (adjective) Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.
  3. (noun) A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser.
  4. (noun) The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.
  5. (noun) Drunken revelry; an orgy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (adjective) Relating to Bacchus or his festival.
  2. (adjective) Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.
  3. (noun) A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser.
  4. (noun) The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.
  5. (noun) Drunken revelry; an orgy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) Characterized by intemperate drinking; riotous; noisy: as, “bacchanal feasts,”
  2. (None) Relating to or resembling a bacchanal or the bacchanalia.
  3. (noun) One who celebrated the bacchanalia; a votary of Bacchus.
  4. (noun) One who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous; a drunkard: as, “each bold bacchanal,”
  5. (noun) plural Same as bacchanalia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) someone who engages in drinking bouts
  2. (adjective) used of riotously drunken merrymaking
  3. (noun) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
  4. (noun) a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus