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Meaning of RHAPSODIST

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

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

         The same populace sit for hours listening to
         rhapsodists who recite Ariosto.       --Carlyle.

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

 

 

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