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English definition of “rhapsody”

rhapsody

noun [C] uk   /ˈræp.sə.di/ us  
specialized music a piece of music that has no formal structure and expresses powerful feelings: Rachmaninov's 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini'Musical pieces formal a speech or piece of writing that contains powerful feelings and enthusiasmPraising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
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