rapt

adjective
\ ˈrapt \

Definition of rapt 

1 : lifted up and carried away

2 : transported with emotion : enraptured

3 : wholly absorbed : engrossed

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Other words from rapt

raptly \ˈrap(t)-lē \ adverb
raptness \ˈrap(t)-nəs \ noun

Examples of rapt in a Sentence

The students listened with rapt attention. The children sat rapt as the puppets danced.

First Known Use of rapt

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rapt

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

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The first known use of rapt was in the 14th century

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rapt

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of rapt

: showing complete interest in something

rapt

adjective
\ ˈrapt \

Kids Definition of rapt

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

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