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rapturous

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈræp.tʃər.əs/ us    /-tʃɚ-/
showing extreme pleasure and happiness or excitement: The play was greeted with rapturous applause. The team received a rapturous welcome.
rapturously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “rapturous”
in Korean 황홀해하는…
in Arabic مُنتَش…
in Portuguese entusiástico, extasiado…
in Catalan entusiàstic…
in Japanese 有頂天の, 熱狂的な, 狂喜した…
in Italian estatico, estasiato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欣喜若狂的, 狂喜的, 歡呼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欣喜若狂的, 狂喜的, 欢呼的…
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