A Word A Day : Rhapsodize
Monday, 18th February 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb )
Past and past participle : rhapsodized
Present participle : rhapsodizing
3rd person present singular : rhapsodizes
Pronunciation : rápse-diz
1. Intransitive Verb: to speak or write in an enthusiastic or ecstatic manner
2. Transitive and Intransitive Verb: to write or recite a rhapsody
3. To express oneself in an immoderately enthusiastic manner
4. To show enthusiasm
Origin: 1600–10 - Latin rhapsōdia - Greek rhapsōidía recital of epic poetry, equiv. to rhapsōid(ós
enthuse, wax lyrical, eulogize, be ecstatic, go on, go over the top
• He rhapsodized
about his new book for one hour.
Alternative Spelling of Rhapsodize:
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