Rhapsodist Rhap"so*dist, n. [From {Rhapsody}.] 1. Anciently, one who recited or composed a rhapsody; especially, one whose profession was to recite the verses of Hormer and other epic poets. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, one who recites or sings poems for a livelihood; one who makes and repeats verses extempore. [1913 Webster]

The same populace sit for hours listening to rhapsodists who recite Ariosto. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

3. One who writes or speaks disconnectedly and with great excitement or affectation of feeling. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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