rhapsode

noun

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

Examples of rhapsode in a Sentence

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, 14 Oct. 2016

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'rhapsode.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

Etymology

French, from Greek rhapsōidos

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rhapsode was in 1712

Dictionary Entries Near rhapsode

Cite this Entry

“Rhapsode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhapsode. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on rhapsode

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!