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'Rhapsody'

Definition of 'rhapsody'
From: WordNet
noun
An epic poem adapted for recitation
Definition of 'Rhapsody'
From: GCIDE
Rhapsody \Rhap"so*dy\, n.; pl. Rhapsodies. [F. rhapsodie, L. rhapsodia, Gr. "rapsw,di`a, fr. "rapsw,do`s a rhapsodist; "ra`ptein to sew, stitch together, unite + 'w,dh` a song. See Ode.]
1. A recitation or song of a rhapsodist; a portion of an epic poem adapted for recitation, or usually recited, at one time; hence, a division of the Iliad or the Odyssey; -- called also a book. [1913 Webster]
2. A disconnected series of sentences or statements composed under excitement, and without dependence or natural connection; rambling composition. "A rhapsody of words." --Shak. "A rhapsody of tales." --Locke. [1913 Webster]
3. (Mus.) A composition irregular in form, like an improvisation; as, Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsodies." [1913 Webster] Rhatany
Synonyms of 'rhapsody'
classic, classical music, concert music, concertino, concerto, concerto grosso, drool, fustian, heaven, highfalutin, lexiphanicism, longhair music, rant, rapture, rave, rhapsodize, rhetoric, rodomontade, semiclassical music, seventh heaven, sinfonietta, symphonia, symphonic music, symphonic ode, symphony, tone poem, transport
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