- extravagantly enthusiastic; ecstatic.
- pertaining to, characteristic of, or of the nature or form of rhapsody.
Origin of rhapsodic
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1. elated, transported, overjoyed.
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Examples from the Web for rhapsodic
Lapine, who directed it, could do no better than admire his own good work by showing the rhapsodic performance in Six by Sondheim.Sondheim on Sondheim: American Musical Theater in Six Songs
December 9, 2013
And Stanley thought, for he was not rhapsodic 'Wonderful pretty country!The Freelands
Is there, then, no place for rhapsodic writing in musical criticism?How to Listen to Music, 7th ed.
Henry Edward Krehbiel
Then I heard his lips move in the rhapsodic deglutition of babyland dreams.The Prairie Wife
I asked, wondering 258 what could bring such a rhapsodic light into his hazel-specked eye.The Prairie Child
Even a poem as rhapsodic as his "Corn" contains within it a realistic picture of the thriftless Georgia planter.A History of American Literature Since 1870
Fred Lewis Pattee
- of or like a rhapsody
- lyrical or romantic
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Word Origin and History for rhapsodic
1782, from Greek rhapsodikos "of or for a rhapsodist," from rhapsoidia (see rhapsody). Related: Rhapsodically (c.1600).
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