rhapsody: I have a soft spot for rhapsody since I was on the founding team and still use it everyday for my on-demand music fix.
And he launched into a rhapsody that need not here be given at length.
The rhapsody, although genuine enough, was not satisfying to the wife.
Having finished this rhapsody, Entragues wrote the beginning of the story of Gaetan Solange, which had long tormented him.
With the purpose which the author had in view, a spice of rhapsody is no defect.
Save for the tingling satire of the violin-strings, his rhapsody might easily have lapsed to madness.
You may say, perhaps, that this is rhapsody; but what is love without rhapsody?
The influence of Renan is manifest through the whole of this rhapsody, which is unique among the writings of its author.
During this rhapsody, her hand had been on the handle of the door.
Ulysses, the Odyssey tells us, occasionally took the lyre in his own hand and sang a rhapsody of his own adventures.
1540s, "epic poem," from Middle French rhapsodie, from Latin rhapsodia, from Greek rhapsoidia "verse composition, recitation of epic poetry; a book, a lay, a canto," from rhapsodos "reciter of epic poems," literally "one who stitches or strings songs together," from rhaptein "to stitch, sew, weave" (see wrap (v.)) + oide "song" (see ode). Meaning "exalted enthusiastic feeling or expression" is from 1630s. Meaning "sprightly musical composition" is first recorded 1850s.