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Definition of rapture noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1a feeling of extreme pleasure and happiness synonym delight
  2. 2 Charles listened with rapture to her singing. The children gazed at her in rapture. Never before had she known such rapture.
  3. Idioms
    be in, go into, etc. raptures (about/over somebody/something)
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    to feel or express extreme pleasure or enthusiasm for someone or something The critics went into raptures about her performance. The last-minute goal sent the fans into raptures.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rapture