[ rap-suh-dahyz ]
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verb (used without object),rhap·so·dized, rhap·so·diz·ing.
  1. to talk with extravagant enthusiasm.

  2. to speak or write rhapsodies.

verb (used with object),rhap·so·dized, rhap·so·diz·ing.
  1. to recite as a rhapsody.

Origin of rhapsodize

First recorded in 1600–10; rhapsod(y) + -ize
  • Also especially British, rhap·so·dise .

Words Nearby rhapsodize

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How to use rhapsodize in a sentence

  • The beauty of Italy is so proper and Church of England that you are looked upon as a dissenter if you do not rhapsodize about it.

    As Seen By Me | Lilian Bell
  • Yes, I know I'm silly, and that you have the twins to rhapsodize about, but girls are so much more picturesque in the clothes!

    The Garden, You, and I | Mabel Osgood Wright
  • She was unable to rhapsodize much over the seven new bungalows and the two garages which Kennicott had made to seem so important.

    Main Street | Sinclair Lewis
  • Mrs. Middleton began to rhapsodize over the elms and oaks and some rooks in the distance that were really crows.

    Elsie Marley, Honey | Joslyn Gray

British Dictionary definitions for rhapsodize



/ (ˈræpsəˌdaɪz) /

  1. to speak or write (something) with extravagant enthusiasm

  2. (intr) to recite or write rhapsodies

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