Meaning of “rhapsody” in the English Dictionary


"rhapsody" in English

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rhapsodynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈræp.sə.di/ us /ˈræp.sə.di/

specialized music a piece of music that has no formal structure and expresses powerful feelings:

Rachmaninov's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini"

formal a speech or piece of writing that contains powerful feelings 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 formal structure that expresses powerful feelings and emotional excitement:

Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue"

(Definition of “rhapsody” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)