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Meaning of RHAPSODY

Pronunciation:  'rapsudee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an epic poem adapted for recitation

RHAPSODY is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 See Also: epic, epic poem, epos



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rhap"so*dy\, n.; pl. {Rhapsodies}. [F. rhapsodie, L.
rhapsodia, Gr. "rapsw,di`a, fr. "rapsw,do`s a rhapsodist;
"ra`ptein to sew, stitch together, unite + 'w,dh` a song. See
1. A recitation or song of a rhapsodist; a portion of an epic
   poem adapted for recitation, or usually recited, at one
   time; hence, a division of the Iliad or the Odyssey; --
   called also a {book}.

2. A disconnected series of sentences or statements composed
   under excitement, and without dependence or natural
   connection; rambling composition. ``A rhapsody of words.''
   --Shak. ``A rhapsody of tales.'' --Locke.

3. (Mus.) A composition irregular in form, like an
   improvisation; as, Liszt's ``Hungarian Rhapsodies.''

Computing Dictionary

apple computer, inc.'s next-generation operating system for powerpc processor-based systems capable of running mac os. Rhapsody includes four components: the Core OS, the blue box (the implementation of the Mac OS within Rhapsody), the yellow box, and the Advanced Mac Look and Feel.

"Rhapsody for Intel" runs on intel processors. It includes the Core OS, the yellow box, and the Advanced Mac Look and Feel, but lacks the blue box and therefore is unable to run Mac OS software.

"Rhapsody Developer Release" is a developer-only release of rhapsody, scheduled for release in late 1997. It will go to all members of the Macintosh Developer Program and the Apple Media Program worldwide who have signed nondisclosure agreements.

"Rhapsody Premier Release" will be the second release of rhapsody, scheduled for early 1998. It is meant for early adopters and will include a partially finished human interface and a partial implementation of the blue box.

"Rhapsody Unified Release" will be the third release, scheduled for mid-1998. It will be the first public release, and it will include the first full implementation of the rhapsody human interface and the blue box.