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1A person who speaks or writes about someone or something with great enthusiasm and delight.
- ‘You can feel the heat coming off such writing, confirmation that at her best Michele Leggott is arguably our finest living female rhapsodist.’
- ‘Hamlet, like Richard II, meant to be by temperament a lyrical poet, a splendid commentator and rhapsodist, is forced to plunge into a series of frenetic occasions.’
- ‘There, the great rhapsodist of liberty certainly owned, and probably bought and sold, domestic slaves.’
2another term for rhapsode
- ‘George Buchanan, once the queen's rhapsodist, provided the immediate, official version.’
- ‘Schiller's works must be read aloud, in the manner of the rhapsodists of ancient Greece.’
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