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rhapsodic

[rap-sod-ik] /ræpˈsɒd ɪk/
adjective
1.
extravagantly enthusiastic; ecstatic.
2.
pertaining to, characteristic of, or of the nature or form of rhapsody.
Also, rhapsodical.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; < Greek rhapsōidikós. See rhapsody, -ic
Related forms
rhapsodically, adverb
unrhapsodic, adjective
unrhapsodical, adjective
unrhapsodically, adverb
Synonyms
1. elated, transported, overjoyed.
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  • People took the suggestion, agreed wholeheartedly, wrote rhapsodic reviews.
  • They will wax rhapsodic about the mind games-within-a-game hitters and pitchers play.
  • Losing my way resulted in a rhapsodic series of clichés.
  • They can wax rhapsodic about sports facts and figures.
  • The poet embraced a rhapsodic vision that was also glazed with sentiment.
  • It's when it tries to be genuinely rhapsodic that it gets into trouble.
British Dictionary definitions for rhapsodic

rhapsodic

/ræpˈsɒdɪk/
adjective
1.
of or like a rhapsody
2.
lyrical or romantic
Derived Forms
rhapsodically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for rhapsodic
adj.

1782, from Greek rhapsodikos "of or for a rhapsodist," from rhapsoidia (see rhapsody). Related: Rhapsodically (c.1600).

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