Definition of rhapsody
1 : a portion of an epic poem adapted for recitation
2 archaic : a miscellaneous collection
4 : a musical composition of irregular form having an improvisatory character
Examples of rhapsody in a Sentence
The mayor launched into a long rhapsody about his plans for the city.
listening to Mozart always left him in a rhapsody that lingered for the remainder of the evening
Recent Examples of rhapsody from the Web
Last summer a combined Rhapsody and Napster rebranded itself as Napster.
The companies also agreed to cross license their patents to further their collaboration on unspecified technologies – although the new Rhapsody OS is not yet part of that package.
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RHAPSODY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rhapsody for English Language Learners
: a piece of music that is meant to express a lot of emotion and does not have a regular form
: a written or spoken expression of great enthusiasm, praise, etc.
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