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rhapsodist

[rap-suh-dist] /ˈræp sə dɪst/
noun
1.
a person who rhapsodizes.
2.
(in ancient Greece) a person who recited epic poetry, especially professionally.
Origin of rhapsodist
1640-1650
1640-50; < Greek rhapsōid(ós) rhapsodist (rhaps-, variant stem of rháptein to stitch, + -ōid(ē) ode + -os noun suffix) + -ist
Related forms
rhapsodistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rhapsodist

rhapsodist

/ˈræpsədɪst/
noun
1.
a person who speaks or writes rhapsodies
2.
a person who speaks with extravagant enthusiasm
3.
Also rhapsode (ˈræpsəʊd). (in ancient Greece) a professional reciter of poetry, esp of Homer
Derived Forms
rhapsodistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for rhapsodist
n.

1650s, from French rhapsodiste, from rhapsode, from Greek rhapsodos (see rhapsody).

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