[ rap-sod-ik ]
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  1. extravagantly enthusiastic; ecstatic.

  2. pertaining to, characteristic of, or of the nature or form of rhapsody.

Origin of rhapsodic

From the Greek word rhapsōidikós, dating back to 1750–55. See rhapsody, -ic
  • Sometimes rhap·sod·i·cal .

Other words for rhapsodic

Other words from rhapsodic

  • rhap·sod·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·rhap·sod·ic, adjective
  • un·rhap·sod·i·cal, adjective
  • un·rhap·sod·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby rhapsodic

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How to use rhapsodic in a sentence

  • Is there, then, no place for rhapsodic writing in musical criticism?

    How to Listen to Music, 7th ed. | Henry Edward Krehbiel
  • “It teaches us a great deal,” said rhapsodic Pantril vaguely, but impressively, after the Fern dance had been given and applauded.

  • She conceived scenes in which she was haughtily rhapsodic in defending her good, sensible husband before them.

    The Job | Sinclair Lewis
  • But his heart was heavy with new burdens and he could not take his usual rhapsodic joy in the things of Nature.

    The City of Fire | Grace Livingston Hill
  • In other words, the lymphatic temperament is essentially despondent, and the rhapsodic is bilious.

    Father Goriot | Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for rhapsodic


/ (ræpˈsɒdɪk) /

  1. of or like a rhapsody

  2. lyrical or romantic

Derived forms of rhapsodic

  • rhapsodically, adverb

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