- n a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing
- n (ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus)
- The dynamic, petite and greatly gifted Alice Playten makes a spastic dithyramb of her takeoff on Mick Jagger.
- When he settles down to guzzle beer, which is most of the time, his incredible yarns tumble over each other in a wild Welsh dithyramb in which truth and fact become hopelessly .
- For the next 20 minutes Teddy repeated his familiar dithyramb to the Kennedys' longtime political handyman.