Definition of rhapsodist in English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘There, the great rhapsodist of liberty certainly owned, and probably bought and sold, domestic slaves.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2

    another 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.’