Meaning of rhapsody

rhap•so•dy

Pronunciation: (rap'su-dē), [key]
— pl. -dies.
  1. 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. a miscellaneous collection; jumble.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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