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Definition music:  an instrumental composition in one movement — typically expressing strong emotion

More rarely, rhapsody can reference sentences said or written with great enthusiasm (the noun form of rhapsodize). Even more rarely, rhapsody can reference an ancient Greek epic poem adapted for recitation.
  • Some people think Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the greatest rock songs of all time.
  • My favorite rhapsody, is Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
  • Learn all the words to 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Consider the first four notes of "Rhapsody in Blue.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Who is the composer of Rhapsody in Blue?
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • The rhapsody welled up within me, like blood from an inward wound, and gushed out.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Concertos are these tapestries, and all the other bolts of cloth are serenades, waltzes, overtures, and rhapsodies.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • The wind rushing through my father's deviated septum had become a wild jungle rhapsody—monkey cries, parrot yawps, pachydermous trumpetings.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • "Are you trying to read yourself into a rhapsody with—let's see the book."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • The words of one of these rhapsodies I have easily remembered.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Only today, it wasn't blaring "Bohemian Rhapsody."
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • —But I am afraid I tire you with my rhapsody.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • A rhapsody pressed out from a sultry furnace somewhere inside — a cacophony of crippled cries.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • I mean the synopsis at the head of each chapter, explaining away the real nature of that rhapsody.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Even her soul, so strong for rhapsody, was not enough.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • It is enough to say, without applying this poetical rhapsody to Aouda, that she was a charming woman, in all the European acceptation of the phrase.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • He was with Gershwin when he wrote "Rhapsody in Blue" in Asheville, North Carolina.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Next comes Ernest Bloch's Rhapsody for Cello, which begins as a slow, poetic lament.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • V MY DEAR WORMWOOD, It is a little bit disappointing to expect a detailed report on your work and to receive instead such a vague rhapsody as your last letter.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Everyone in the Annex except Mr. van Daan and Peter has read the Hungarian Rhapsody trilogy, a biography of the composer, piano virtuoso and child prodigy Franz Liszt.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl

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