rapt

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adjective \ˈrapt\

Definition of rapt

  1. 1 :  lifted up and carried away

  2. 2 :  transported with emotion :  enraptured

  3. 3 :  wholly absorbed :  engrossed

raptly

play \ˈrap(t)-lē\ adverb

raptness

play \ˈrap(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of rapt in a sentence

  1. The students listened with rapt attention.

  2. The children sat rapt as the puppets danced.

Origin and Etymology of rapt

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


First Known Use: 14th century


RAPT Defined for English Language Learners

rapt

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adjective \ˈrapt\

Definition of rapt for English Language Learners

  • : showing complete interest in something


RAPT Defined for Kids

rapt

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adjective \ˈrapt\

Definition of rapt for Students

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


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