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rhap·sod·ic

 (răp-sŏd′ĭk) also rhap·sod·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of, resembling, or characteristic of a rhapsody.
2. Immoderately impassioned or enthusiastic; ecstatic.

rhap·sod′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.rhapsodically - in an ecstatic manner; "he reacted ecstatically to my plan to travel to Africa"
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