Rhapsodist

Definition of Rhapsodist

Rhap´so`dist
n.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.

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