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rhap•so•dy



Pronunciation: (rap'su-dē), [key]
n.,
pl. -dies.

1. Music.an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation.
2. an ecstatic expression of feeling or enthusiasm.
3. an epic poem, or a part of such a poem, as a book of the Iliad, suitable for recitation at one time.
4. a similar piece of modern literature.
5. an unusually intense or irregular poem or piece of prose.
6. Archaic.a miscellaneous collection; jumble.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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