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noun uk   /ˈræp.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/
[U] extreme pleasure and happiness or excitement: He listened to the music with an expression of pure rapture on his face. The prime minister's supporters greeted her speech with rapture. raptures [plural] an expression of extreme pleasure and happiness or excitement: She went into raptures at the news of her success. She was in raptures about/over her first visit to Paris.
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