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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
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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