adjective \ˈrapt\

: showing complete interest in something

Full Definition of RAPT

:  lifted up and carried away
:  transported with emotion :  enraptured
:  wholly absorbed :  engrossed
rapt·ly \ˈrap(t)-lē\ adverb
rapt·ness \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


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