Definition of rhapsodist in English:



  • 1A person who speaks or writes about someone or something with great enthusiasm and delight.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You can feel the heat coming off such writing, confirmation that at her best Michele Leggott is arguably our finest living female rhapsodist.’
  • 2

    another term for rhapsode

    ‘Schiller's works must be read aloud, in the manner of the rhapsodists of ancient Greece.’
    another term for rhapsode
    ‘George Buchanan, once the queen's rhapsodist, provided the immediate, official version.’