rhapsodic

adjective

rhap·​sod·​ic rap-ˈsä-dik How to pronounce rhapsodic (audio)
variants or less commonly rhapsodical
1
: extravagantly emotional : rapturous
2
: resembling or characteristic of a rhapsody
rhapsodically adverb

Examples of rhapsodic in a Sentence

the jingle used in the commercial is a humorously rhapsodic celebration of fast food
Recent Examples on the Web This was the kind of TV that had critics writing rhapsodic essays about how what the novel was to the 19th century, television was to the 21st. Constance Grady, Vox, 16 June 2024 In those rhapsodic locales to our north whence so many of us have hailed, summertime is the giddy season that redeems the restive hibernation of winter. Greg Carannante, Sun Sentinel, 14 June 2024 Fallon and guest Paul Rudd wax rhapsodic about tiny ski caps. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 28 Feb. 2024 Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection In her first big-screen turn as the overeager and impressionable Kitty Bennet, the younger sister of Jane (Rosamund Pike) and Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) in Joe Wright’s rhapsodic adaptation of Jane Austen, Mulligan shines. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 3 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for rhapsodic 

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Word History

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rhapsodic was in 1782

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“Rhapsodic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhapsodic. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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