\ ˈrapt How to pronounce rapt (audio) \

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 How to pronounce raptly (audio) \ adverb
raptness \ ˈrap(t)-​nəs How to pronounce raptness (audio) \ 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapt?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=rap00002. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rapt

literary + formal : showing complete interest in something
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Kids Definition of rapt

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

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