Origin of rapt
Related formsrapt·ly, adverbrapt·ness, noun
Definition for rapt (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), rapped, rap·ping.
verb (used without object), rapped, rap·ping.
- a talk, conversation, or discussion; chat.
- talk designed to impress, convince, etc.; spiel: a high-pressure sales rap.
Origin of rap1
Definition for rapt (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), rapped or rapt, rap·ping. Archaic.
Origin of rap3
Examples from the Web for rapt
Ali walked up and hugged Gil, and the pair discussed music and racism and current events before a rapt audience.‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon|Marcus Baram|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Golden Age-of-TV evangelists prate on about which glorified soap operas are most deserving of our rapt attention.
The crowd in Powell's was rapt—when it wasn't doubled over in laughter.
Iran's nuclear plan is progressing," he told a rapt audience, but added, "Iran is being careful not to cross any red lines.What The Head Of Israel's Military Intelligence Thinks Of Iran|Ali Gharib|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Familiar with this horrendous chapter in history, the Israelis followed the commentary and exhibits mostly in rapt silence.
He looked from her to the rapt, weather-browned faces of his men.The Trail of Conflict|Emilie Baker Loring
The woman's eyes were rapt now, her hands tightly clenched, her lips parted, her cheeks a little flushed.A Bed of Roses|W. L. George
He ran the gamut of vocal conceit, and the polyglot fertility of his fancy simply astounded his rapt auditor.The Holy Cross and Other Tales|Eugene Field
The latter had taken up her latest novel, and was devouring it with rapt attention.Adrien Leroy|Charles Garvice
At the other end of the table I could see the German sitting silent and unnoticing, rapt in the joys of deglutition.Masterpieces of Mystery|Various
British Dictionary definitions for rapt (1 of 5)
Derived Formsraptly, adverb
Word Origin for rapt
British Dictionary definitions for rapt (2 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for rapt (3 of 5)
verb raps, rapping or rapped
- a fast, rhythmic monologue over a prerecorded instrumental track
- (as modifier)rap music
Derived Formsrapping, noun
Word Origin for rap
British Dictionary definitions for rapt (4 of 5)
Word Origin for rap
British Dictionary definitions for rapt (5 of 5)
Culture definitions for rapt
A form of pop music characterized by spoken or chanted rhymed lyrics, with a syncopated, repetitive accompaniment. Rap music originated in the second half of the twentieth century in black urban communities. (See also hip-hop.)
Idioms and Phrases with rapt
In addition to the idiom beginning with rap
- rap someone's knuckles
- beat the rap
- bum rap
- not give a damn (rap)
- take the rap