(Dith"y*ramb) n. [L. dithyrambus, Gr. a kind of lyric poetry in honor of Bacchus; also, a name
of Bacchus; of unknown origin: cf. F. dithyrambe.] A kind of lyric poetry in honor of Bacchus, usually
sung by a band of revelers to a flute accompaniment; hence, in general, a poem written in a wild irregular
(Dith`y*ram"bic) a. [L. dithyrambicus, Gr. : cf. F. dithyrambique.] Pertaining to, or resembling,
a dithyramb; wild and boisterous. "Dithyrambic sallies." Longfellow. n. A dithyrambic poem; a dithyramb.
(Dith`y*ram"bus) n. [L.] See Dithyramb.
(Di"tion) n. [L. ditio, dicio: cf. F. dition.] Dominion; rule. [Obs.] Evelyn.
(Di"tion*a*ry) a. Under rule; subject; tributary. [Obs.] Chapman.
(Di"tion*a*ry), n. A subject; a tributary. [Obs.] Eden.
(Di"to*kous) a. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + a bringing forth, offspring.] (Zoöl.) (a) Having two
kinds of young, as certain annelids. (b) Producing only two eggs for a clutch, as certain birds do.
(Di*tol"yl) n. [Pref. di- + tolyl.] (Chem.) A white, crystalline, aromatic hydrocarbon, C14H14,
consisting of two radicals or residues of toluene.
(Di"tone`) n. [Gr. of two tones; di- = di`s- twice + tone.] (Mus.) The Greek major third, which
comprehend two major tones (the modern major third contains one major and one minor whole tone).
(Di`tri*chot"o*mous) a. [Pref. di- + trichotomous.]
1. Divided into twos or threes.
2. (Bot.) Dividing into double or treble ramifications; said of a leaf or stem. [R.] Loudon.
(Di`tro*che"an) a. (Pros.) Containing two trochees.