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[ rap-cher-uhs ]


  1. full of, feeling, or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight.
  2. characterized by, attended with, or expressive of such rapture:

    rapturous praise.


/ ˈræptʃərəs /


  1. experiencing or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight

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Derived Forms

  • ˈrapturousness, noun
  • ˈrapturously, adverb
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Other Words From

  • raptur·ous·ly adverb
  • raptur·ous·ness noun
  • un·raptur·ous adjective
  • un·raptur·ous·ly adverb
  • un·raptur·ous·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rapturous1

First recorded in 1670–80; rapture + -ous
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Example Sentences

After making her feature debut in 2015 with “Songs My Brother Taught Me,” she gained rapturous critical attention for her 2017 follow-up “The Rider,” a fact-based drama about a cowboy returning to rodeo life.

Five years ago, Ben Platt received rapturous near-universal praise for his work as the protagonist of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.

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On a whim, she posted a rapturous video review of the sandwich, which she praised as being so good that “my life is changing right before my eyes,” to Facebook.

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Indeed, to dismiss the latest sub-two spectacle as a pure marketing stunt is to deprive oneself of the rapturous pleasure of seeing Kipchoge in motion—a sight that can make all the clichés feel justified.

The reviews have been rapturous, and if word of mouth doesn’t turn this movie into a blockbuster hit, I will have lost all faith in the moviegoing public.

Tennis dignitary Chris Evert stands behind her, forced into rapturous laughter along with 14,000 others inside the arena.

It is more like a spiritual connection, one they describe in near-rapturous terms.

In Crimea, “every place is sacred to us,” Putin told his rapturous parliamentary audience.

Previews have been packed, and the standing ovations rapturous.

To judge by the long and rapturous standing ovation Clinton received, Bushnell was not alone.

Covered with confusion, Queeker sat down amid continued laughter and rapturous applause.

He had thrown himself into this new experience without the slightest distrust, with the rapturous idolatry of the boy he was.

Frances did not receive with rapturous delight the news of her invitation to Robin Redbreast.

And once more on the face of the dying man shone out the rapturous smile, which gave the poor old woman such cruel pain.

Rapturous applause followed the first verse, and Billy started in to teach them the chorus, so they could all join.


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