- a person who rhapsodizes.
- (in ancient Greece) a person who recited epic poetry, especially professionally.
Origin of rhapsodist
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Examples from the Web for rhapsodist
This is not the joy of the fanatic or of the fakir or of the rhapsodist.Studies in the Epistle of James
A. T. Robertson
The rhapsodist added the passages to suit the Dionysus feast, at which he was reciting.Homer and His Age
And Emerson, though in a different way from Nietzsche's, was also a rhapsodist.Prophets of Dissent
Liszt, that Hungarian rhapsodist in amours, was he not also an abbé?The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1
Antar was the rhapsodist as well as a participant in these contests.
- a person who speaks or writes rhapsodies
- a person who speaks with extravagant enthusiasm
- Also: rhapsode (ˈræpsəʊd) (in ancient Greece) a professional reciter of poetry, esp of Homer
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Word Origin and History for rhapsodist
1650s, from French rhapsodiste, from rhapsode, from Greek rhapsodos (see rhapsody).
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