rapture Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"rapture" in British English

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rapturenoun

uk   /ˈræp.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
[U] extremepleasure and ​happiness or ​excitement: He ​listened to the ​music with an ​expression of ​pure rapture on his ​face. The ​prime minister's ​supportersgreeted her ​speech with rapture.raptures [plural] an ​expression of ​extremepleasure 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.
(Definition of rapture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rapturenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈræp·tʃər/
extremepleasure and ​happiness: [U] Life was rapture for a little while.
(Definition of rapture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rapture”
in Korean 황홀…
in Arabic نَشوة…
in Malaysian kesungguhan…
in French ravissement…
in Russian восторг…
in Chinese (Traditional) 狂喜, 歡天喜地, 興高采烈…
in Italian estasi, rapimento…
in Turkish coşku, kendinden geçme, aşırı heyecana kapılma…
in Polish zachwyt…
in Spanish éxtasis…
in Vietnamese sự sung sướng…
in Portuguese êxtase, enlevo…
in Thai ความปิติยินดีอย่างยิ่ง…
in German das Entzücken…
in Catalan entusiasme, èxtasi…
in Japanese 歓喜, 有頂天…
in Chinese (Simplified) 狂喜, 欢天喜地, 兴高采烈…
in Indonesian sukacita…
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