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English definition of “rapture”

rapture

noun     /ˈræp.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
[U] extreme pleasure and happiness or excitement : He listened to the music with an expression of pure rapture on his face . The prime minister's supporters greeted her speech with rapture.Pleasure and happiness raptures [plural] an expression of extreme pleasure 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 .Pleasure and happiness
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