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rhapsodist

[ rap-suh-dist ]
/ ˈræp sə dɪst /
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noun

a person who rhapsodizes.
(in ancient Greece) a person who recited epic poetry, especially professionally.

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Origin of rhapsodist

1640–50; <Greek rhapsōid(ós) rhapsodist (rhaps-, variant stem of rháptein to stitch, + -ōid(ē) ode + -os noun suffix) + -ist
rhap·so·dis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rhapsodist

rhapsodist
/ (ˈræpsədɪst) /

noun

a person who speaks or writes rhapsodies
a person who speaks with extravagant enthusiasm
Also: rhapsode (ˈræpsəʊd) (in ancient Greece) a professional reciter of poetry, esp of Homer
rhapsodistic, adjective
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