V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to speak or write very enthusiastically

Synonyms: enthuse, rave, laud, exalt, elevate


Tips: The verb rhapsodize comes from the noun rhapsody. A rhapsody is any enthusiastic speech or literary or musical composition, usually unstructured. Thus, to rhapsodize is to express yourself with enthusiasm. It denotes an intensity derived from genuinely ecstatic enthusiasm for the joy of an experience. One can speak or write in a rhapsodic manner.

Usage Examples:

I often rhapsodize about the happiness I feel on a sunny day. (enthuse, rave)

Romeo is renown for rhapsodizing about the beauty of Juliet. (raving, enthusing)

His poem was rhapsodic and full of emotion. (enthusiastic, laudatory) adjective

The singer was so happy to see his girlfriend in the audience, he performed an impromptu rhapsody lauding her beauty and kindness. (enthusiastic song without structure) noun

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