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Definition of "rapt" []

  • Past participle of rap2. (verb)
  • Deeply moved or delighted; enraptured: listened to the speaker with rapt admiration. (adjective)
  • Deeply absorbed; engrossed: was rapt in thought all evening. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rapt" in a sentence
  • "Mrs Barnum sat before him, her face lit by the evening light that shone in from the single window in the room, her expression rapt – as if she were looking upon divinity."
  • "The cast will be reunited and America will be able to follow their “lives” in rapt horror/fascination for a further 12 episodes starting in mid-to-late summer of this year."
  • "Still, his nervousness proved to be unwarranted as he kept the audience in rapt attention with his loose, off the cuff demeanor and laconic sense of humor (it didn't hurt that BodyWorld is very funny; Shaw's voices for his characters were hilariously fitting)."