rhapsody n : an epic poem adapted for recitation
- An ancient Greek epic poem (or part of one) suitable for uninterrupted recitation.
- A random collection or medley; a miscellany or confused string
of stories, words etc.
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays,
vol. 1 p. 138:
- This concerneth not those mingle-mangles of many kinds of stuffe, or as the Grecians call them Rapsodies, that for such are published [...].
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, vol. 1 p. 138:
- An exalted or exaggeratedly enthusiastic expression of feeling in speech or writing.
- An instrumental composition of irregular form often incorporating improvisation.
In art and literature, rhapsody may mean:
Rhapsody may also refer to:
- Rhapsody (1954 film), based on the novel Maurice Guest and directed by Charles Vidor
- Rhapsody (comics), a Marvel Comics character
- Rhapsody (girl group), an Australian female duo
- Rhapsody of Fire (formerly "Rhapsody"), an Italian symphonic power metal band
- Rhapsody (2008 film), based on Sergei Rachmaninoff, directed by Bruce Beresford
Use in phrasings
- Rhapsody in Blue, a musical composition by George Gershwin
- Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (2000), a computer role-playing game for the PlayStation console
Child of Blood (1999), the first novel in Elizabeth Haydon's
fantasy series, the Symphony of Ages
- Rhapsody (The Symphony of Ages), the main character
- Bohemian Rhapsody, a song written by Freddie Mercury, originally recorded by the band Queen
- Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini op. 43'' (1934) for piano and orchestra, by Sergei Rachmaninoff
- Telelogic Rhapsody, a UML software tool
rhapsody in German: Rhapsody
rhapsody in Spanish: Rapsodia
rhapsody in French: Rhapsody
rhapsody in Korean: 랩소디
rhapsody in Italian: Rhapsody
rhapsody in Polish: Rhapsody
rhapsody in Japanese: ラプソディー
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