from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who uses extravagantly enthusiastic or impassioned language.
- n. One who recited epic and other poetry, especially professionally, in ancient Greece.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a rhapsode.
- n. One who rhapsodizes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Anciently, one who recited or composed a rhapsody; especially, one whose profession was to recite the verses of Hormer and other epic poets.
- n. Hence, one who recites or sings poems for a livelihood; one who makes and repeats verses extempore.
- n. One who writes or speaks disconnectedly and with great excitement or affectation of feeling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among the ancient Greeks, one who composed, recited, or sang rhapsodies; especially, one who made it his profession to recite or sing the compositions of Homer and other epic poets.
- n. One who recites or sings verses for a livelihood; one who makes and recites verses extempore.
- n. One who speaks or writes with exaggerated sentiment or expression; one who expresses himself with more enthusiasm than accuracy or logical connection of ideas.
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