Definition of rapturous in English:



  • Characterized by, feeling, or expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm.

    ‘he was greeted with rapturous applause’
    • ‘She described how the mere sight of the Pope's plane was met by rapturous applause and tears of joy.’
    • ‘Leon performed a handful of his own songs, each one greeted with rapturous applause.’
    • ‘Kay's homecoming was marked by rapturous applause - and at the end of the show he received a standing ovation.’
    • ‘This time there was no mistake as the ball hit the top corner and Murray ran to the stand to receive rapturous applause.’
    • ‘This 38th minute goal sent the Carlow supporters into rapturous applause and a false hope dawned.’
    • ‘The students played to packed houses on both nights and everyone involved was delighted with the rapturous response.’
    • ‘Yet for all that, this was a win that received a rapturous reception from the home fans, after some anxious moments in the second half.’
    • ‘Beckham was given a rapturous welcome by fans in Japan earlier yesterday after jetting in for a promotional tour of the Far East.’
    • ‘Peter then passed the paper backstage before carrying on with the rest of his act, which was greeted with rapturous applause.’
    • ‘The Knights worked really hard as a team for that win and they deserved the rapturous applause from the fans at the end.’
    • ‘To the sounds of rapturous applause and cheers of agreement, Mr Murphy put his foot down and demanded action.’
    • ‘Dettori waved to the crowd as he passed the post and was met by rapturous applause as he made his way into the winner's enclosure.’
    • ‘Just a few numbers earlier he was welcomed by a rapturous reception from ecstatic fans chanting his name.’
    • ‘Both Sir Alex and Reid gave speeches to rapturous applause from the audience.’
    • ‘They brought their wit and music to the midlands and received rapturous applause.’
    • ‘It amazes me that people actually break out in rapturous applause when somebody successfully hits the ball.’
    • ‘Camden loved it, and enthusiastically greeted every number with rapturous applause.’
    • ‘As soon as he was released Kelly returned to the performance of Peter Pan and received rapturous applause from the audience.’
    • ‘Every act earned a rapturous round of applause from the audience and it wasn't long before people were out of their seats and on the dance floor.’
    • ‘Displaying a power beyond her size, her breathtaking skill drew rapturous applause from a delighted audience.’
    ecstatic, joyful, joyous, elated, euphoric, enraptured, on cloud nine, in seventh heaven, transported, in transports, in raptures, beside oneself with happiness, beside oneself with joy, rhapsodic, ravished, enchanted, enthusiastic, delighted, thrilled, overjoyed, blissful, happy
    over the moon, on top of the world, blissed out
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