rhap·​sode | \ ˈrap-ˌsōd How to pronounce rhapsode (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web There were people called rhapsodes, who would sing Homeric songs at Greek festivals. Jennifer Schuessler And Dina Kraft, New York Times, "Bob Dylan 101: A Harvard Professor Has the Coolest Class on Campus," 14 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of rhapsode

1712, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhapsode

French, from Greek rhapsōidos

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“Rhapsode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhapsode. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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