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rhap·so·dy

 (răp′sə-dē)
n. pl. rhap·so·dies
1. Exalted or excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling in speech or writing.
2. A literary work written in an impassioned or exalted style.
3. A state of elated bliss; ecstasy.
4. Music A usually instrumental composition of irregular form that often incorporates improvisation.
5. An ancient Greek epic poem or a portion of one suitable for uninterrupted recitation.

[Latin rhapsōdia, section of an epic poem, from Greek rhapsōidiā, from rhapsōidein, to recite poems : rhaptein, rhaps-, to sew; see wer- in Indo-European roots + aoidē, ōidē, song; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]

rhapsody

(ˈræpsədɪ)
n, pl -dies
1. (Music, other) music a composition free in structure and highly emotional in character
2. an expression of ecstatic enthusiasm
3. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) an epic poem or part of an epic recited by a rhapsodist
4. (Poetry) (in ancient Greece) an epic poem or part of an epic recited by a rhapsodist
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a literary work composed in an intense or exalted style
6. rapturous delight or ecstasy
7. obsolete a medley
[C16: via Latin from Greek rhapsōidia, from rhaptein to sew together + ōidē song]

rhap•so•dy

(ˈræp sə di)

n., pl. -dies.
1. a musical composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation.
2. an ecstatic expression of feeling or enthusiasm.
3. an epic poem, or a part of such a poem.
4. an unusually intense, emotional literary work or discourse.
[1535–45; < Latin rhapsōdia < Greek rhapsōidía recital of epic poetry]

Rhapsody

 a collection of persons; notes; miscellaneous collections; any number of parts joined together—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: rhapsody of errors and calumnies, 1639; of freebooters, 1689; of condemned heresies, 1580; of impertinence, 1765; of nonsense, 1711; of evening tales, 1755; of wild theory, 1837; of words, 1602.

rhapsody

An instrumental fantasia, often based on folk song.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhapsody - an epic poem adapted for recitation
epic, epic poem, heroic poem, epos - a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
Translations
rapsódie
rapsodi
rapszódia
hástemmdur texti eîa tal; rapsódía
patetiška kalbarapsodija
patētiska runa
rapsódia
rapsodi

rhapsody

[ˈræpsədɪ] N
1. (Mus) → rapsodia f
2. (fig) → transporte m de admiración
to be in rhapsodiesestar extasiado
to go into rhapsodies overextasiarse por

rhapsody

[ˈræpsədi] n
(MUSIC)rhapsodie f
(= praise) → éloge m délirantrhesus factor [ˈriːsəsfæktər] nfacteur m rhésusrhesus negative [ˌriːsəsˈnɛgətɪv] adjde rhésus négatifrhesus positive [ˌriːsəsˈpɒzɪtɪv] adjde rhésus positif

rhapsody

n (Mus) → Rhapsodie f; (fig)Schwärmerei f

rhapsody

[ˈræpsədɪ] n (Mus) → rapsodia
to go into rhapsodies over sth (fig) → andare in estasi per qc

rhapsody

(ˈrӕpsədi) plural ˈrhapsodies noun
an expression of strong feeling or excitement in eg music or speech.
References in classic literature ?
I became very glowing again, and, expressing myself in a rhapsodical style, I am afraid, urged my request strongly; reminding the Doctor that I had already a profession.
And it was one which in effect condemned nine-tenths of the human nature that has formed the material of the world's great poems." [Footnote: Perhaps the finest piece of rhapsodical appreciative criticism written in later years is the essay on Shelley (especially the last half) by Francis Thompson (Scribner).]
Then comes death: he dives into the sea, he departs into the underworld.' (7) Lawrence abandoned himself to rhapsodical descriptions of the vitality of the Etruscan universe: 'To the Etruscan, all was alive: the whole universe lived: and the business of man was himself to live amid it all.