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"rhapsody" in British English

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rhapsodynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈræp.sə.di/
specialized music a ​piece of ​music that has no ​formalstructure and ​expressespowerfulfeelings: Rachmaninov's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" formal a ​speech or ​piece of writing that ​containspowerfulfeelings and ​enthusiasm
(Definition of rhapsody from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rhapsodynoun [C]

 us   /ˈræp·sə·di/
a ​piece of ​music written without a ​formalstructure that ​expressespowerfulfeelings and ​emotionalexcitement: Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue"
(Definition of rhapsody from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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