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rapt

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/ ræpt /
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adjective
deeply engrossed or absorbed: a rapt listener.
transported with emotion; enraptured: rapt with joy.
showing or proceeding from rapture: a rapt smile.
carried off spiritually to another place, sphere of existence, etc.
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Origin of rapt

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

OTHER WORDS FROM rapt

raptly, adverbraptness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rapt

rapped, rapt , wrapped, wrapt
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How to use rapt in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rapt (1 of 2)

rapt1
/ (ræpt) /

adjective
totally absorbed; engrossed; spellbound, esp through or as if through emotionrapt with wonder
characterized by or proceeding from rapturea rapt smile

Derived forms of rapt

raptly, adverb

Word Origin for rapt

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

British Dictionary definitions for rapt (2 of 2)

rapt2
/ (ræpt) /

adjective
Also: wrapped Australian and NZ informal very pleased: delighted
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