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rapt

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adjective \ˈrapt\

Simple Definition of rapt

  • : showing complete interest in something

Full Definition of rapt

  1. 1 :  lifted up and carried away

  2. 2 :  transported with emotion :  enraptured

  3. 3 :  wholly absorbed :  engrossed

rapt·ly play \ˈrap(t)-lē\ adverb
rapt·ness play \ˈrap(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of rapt

  1. The students listened with rapt attention.

  2. The children sat rapt as the puppets danced.



Origin of rapt

Middle English, from Latin raptus, past participle of rapere to seize — more at rapid


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with rapt


RAPT Defined for Kids

rapt

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adjective \ˈrapt\

Definition of rapt

  1. :  showing complete delight or interest <They listened with rapt attention.>





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