'Rhapsody' definitions:

Definition of 'rhapsody'

(from WordNet)
An epic poem adapted for recitation

Definition of 'Rhapsody'

  • 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'

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