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rapt

[ rapt ]

adjective

  1. deeply engrossed or absorbed:

    a rapt listener.

  2. transported with emotion; enraptured:

    rapt with joy.

    Synonyms: bewitched, spellbound, ecstatic

  3. showing or proceeding from rapture:

    a rapt smile.

  4. carried off spiritually to another place, sphere of existence, etc.


rapt

1

/ ræpt /

adjective

  1. totally absorbed; engrossed; spellbound, esp through or as if through emotion

    rapt with wonder

  2. characterized by or proceeding from rapture

    a rapt smile



rapt

2

/ ræpt /

adjective

  1. informal.
    Alsowrapped very pleased: delighted
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Derived Forms

  • ˈraptly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • rapt·ly adverb
  • rapt·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rapt1

First recorded in 1350–1400; from Middle English, past participle of rapen “to carry off, abduct, rape,” from Latin raptus “seized, carried off,” past participle of rapere
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rapt1

C14: from Latin raptus carried away, from rapere to seize; see rape 1
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Example Sentences

Nothing had me more rapt than three of the Roy siblings spiraling while in a dusty parking lot.

KAYEKhan welcomed a rapt crowd of viewers — from consumer advocates and policy wonks to antitrust lawyers, tech analysts and live-tweeting reporters — in July to a rare FTC meeting that anyone in the public could watch virtually.

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Kai is rapt, prodding me to take more photos and reporting on the animal’s every move as I make dinner.

Ali walked up and hugged Gil, and the pair discussed music and racism and current events before a rapt audience.

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.

The inside-the-Beltway press, dumbfounded by the strange partisan bedfellowship, paid rapt attention.

Iran's nuclear plan is progressing," he told a rapt audience, but added, "Iran is being careful not to cross any red lines.

He walked on, and thought of the rapt liberty of the soul in the sweet serenities of beautiful solitude.

Lucy clapped her hands with delight, her more staid cousin was rapt in pleased astonishment.

The exercises of the day soon commenced, and the old lady became wholly rapt in her devotional feelings.

He stood watching the carriage rapt in meditation, and his face wore a puzzled air.

Here Vincèn narrates a foot-race in which he took part at Nimes, and Mirèio listens in rapt attention.

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