rhapsodic


rhapsodic
rhapsodically, adv.
/rap sod"ik/, adj.
1. extravagantly enthusiastic; ecstatic.
2. pertaining to, characteristic of, or of the nature or form of rhapsody.
Also, rhapsodical.
[1775-85; < Gk rhapsoidikós. See RHAPSODY, -IC]
Syn. 1. elated, transported, overjoyed.

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  • rhapsodic — (adj.) c.1600 (implied in rhapsodically), from Gk. rhapsodikos (see RHAPSODY (Cf. rhapsody)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rhapsodic — [rap säd′ik] adj. [Gr rhapsōidikos] of, characteristic of, or having the nature of, rhapsody; extravagantly enthusiastic; ecstatic: also rhapsodical rhapsodically adv …   English World dictionary

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