[ rap-sod-ik ]
/ ræpˈsɒd ɪk /


extravagantly enthusiastic; ecstatic.
pertaining to, characteristic of, or of the nature or form of rhapsody.
Sometimes rhap·sod·i·cal.

Origin of rhapsodic

From the Greek word rhapsōidikós, dating back to 1750–55. See rhapsody, -ic
Related formsrhap·sod·i·cal·ly, adverbun·rhap·sod·ic, adjectiveun·rhap·sod·i·cal, adjectiveun·rhap·sod·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for rhapsodic


/ (ræpˈsɒdɪk) /


of or like a rhapsody
lyrical or romantic
Derived Formsrhapsodically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for rhapsodic



1782, from Greek rhapsodikos "of or for a rhapsodist," from rhapsoidia (see rhapsody). Related: Rhapsodically (c.1600).

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