Rapturous is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of rapturous, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - feeling great rapture or delight
EXAMPLES - Rapturous in a Sentence
- "rapturous" reception accorded to the pontiff during his African sojourn. (source)
- Her arias are rapturous and alluring; her scenes are allowed to unfold and captivate. (source)
- I've had a number of rapturous moments during which I've played like the player I long to be. (source)
- Mr. Sammut's rapturous "Sugaria," with a string octet, could have been a 1960s spy-film theme. (source)
- She bore her prizes off to the bathroom, and spent a rapturous hour "Putting herself together." (source)
- I'd be wary of the hype for this film, lets not all forget the "rapturous" line from the trailer: (source)
- I can understand someone liking the film after a screening but "rapturous ..." without a hint of irony? (source)
- Reaction to the news of her pending return was met with what can only be described as rapturous delight. (source)
- Even across the wide interval her attitude expressed to him a kind of rapturous stillness, the concentration of triumph. (source)
- It was the most ecstatic joy and rapturous love imaginable, and I knew in an instant that this is what life is all about. (source)
- The story of the golden calf in Exodus is the perfect allegory for the conservative movement's rapturous worship of the free market uber alles. (source)
- The Morgawr was breathing so loudly that Sen Dunsidan could hear him, a kind of rapturous panting, rife with sounds of satisfaction and pleasure. (source)
- At CPAC, to rapturous applause, he sought to prove his right-wing national security bona fides by spouting reductio ad Cheneyesque absurdum nonsense: (source)
- Earlier this year Mass Effect 2, the second installment in Bioware's sci-fi epic trilogy, lit up gaming consoles around the world to rapturous acclaim. (source)
- I'm Irish and inflammable, I suppose, but I never looked on a girl to make a man comprehend the entire holy meaning of the word rapturous, like that one. (source)
- From his twisted personal story to his twisted vision of American history, Beck took rapturous CPACers on a classic tour of American conservative ideology. (source)
- But also this is very different from when I covered candidate Obama's first-ever European trip when he went in July, and he had these huge rapturous crowds in Berlin. (source)
- Our performance was greeted with rapturous applause, and the Gypsies reciprocated, a young man singing some sort of wailing lament to the accompaniment of an ancient fiddle. (source)
- Brown, in a suite of rapturous encounters between men and women that told us something primal about the hopes, longing and emotional release expressed in Lena Horne's vocals. (source)
- The tree lifts off, an immense full moon rolls up behind for Siegmund's rapturous Spring Song, and off they run to misery and death, their puppet strings pulled from Valhalla. (source)
- The Valkyrie Br nnhilde (a less than rapturous Nina Stemme), having defied her father, runs off with the failing Sieglinde, now pregnant with Siegfried, the star of the next opera. (source)
- Even the expression on her face lost its solemnity and became rapturous as she was praying, for in this imploring posture her father had possessed her; kneeling, she had become his lover. (source)
- More likely is that they did know and were simply trying to intimidate business and mislead the public in the early days of what was supposed to be the rapturous response to ObamaCare's passage. (source)
- The rapturous quality of Sufi poetry continues to fascinate me, but the very idea of loving and seeking God while listening to radical mullahs (like the clerics of Red Mosque) is deeply troubling. (source)
- Humboldt -- one of the most famous Europeans of his day, now remembered as the father of ecology -- was a kind of rapturous categorizer, a figure of both the Enlightenment and the Romantic movement. (source)
- It cannot be denied that as they sat before the blazing fire, and ate the nourishing, comfortable food, they felt a kind of rapturous awe, and looked into each other's eyes with something like doubt. (source)
- At Zentan, the waitstaff serves chef Susur Lee's signature Singapore slaw with theatrical flair, ensuring that diners will award the impressive, piled-high tower of 19-plus ingredients a rapturous reception. (source)
- After a short break, The Angels saunter onto the stage to a reception that can only be described as rapturous - add a few beers to the buzz mentioned earlier and it was clear from the start it was gonna be a great night!! (source)
- Lonely and shielded from life, Emma falls in love with her son's friend Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini), a chef, after tasting a particularly rapturous dish of prawns he has prepared (Ms. Swinton has called the sequence "prawn - ography"). (source)
- Mr. Obama's 50-minute news conference closing the Group of 20 summit on Thursday night received an ovation that rivaled the rapturous reception he received here from the students -- and that was from G-20 staff and some foreign journalists. (source)
- FRUM: Well, when I was asked in the beginning of the administration about press coverage, I predicted that at 100 days, it would subside from the rapturous to the merely worshipful, and it's impressive to see that the press has managed to sustain the rapture for a hundred days. (source)
- After a week of difficult summitry in Russia and Italy, trying to get balky allies to follow his lead, the outpouring Obama was treated to in Ghana can only be called rapturous-from Africans overjoyed at the visit of America's first black president to a country south of the Sahara. (source)
- After a week of difficult summitry in Russia and Italy, trying to get balky allies to follow his lead, the outpouring Obama was treated to in Ghana can only be called rapturous - from Africans overjoyed at the visit of America's first black president to a country south of the Sahara. (source)
- "If the happiness of contemplating her wonderful beauty," remonstrated he, "was yours, as it is mine, you could not fail to understand my verses, which, alas, describe in such meagre and inadequate terms the rapturous feelings experienced by every one who sees her even from a distance!" (source)
- The virtues of St. Paul furnish the main subject of his sixth and seventh homilies; in the eighth he speaks of that apostle's sufferings for Christ, and declares, in a kind of rapturous exclamation, that he prefers his chains to gold and diadems, and his company in prison to heaven itself. (source)
- On first viewing a sample of the Getty's medieval manuscripts in 1997, I wrote, "Letting your eye course around the intricate lines and details, feasting on the gold and the brighter-than-life colors, trying to get inside the rapturous imaginations of these meticulous miniaturists felt like going to heaven." (source)
- The grand finale of L. A.'s eleventh annual Mods & Rockers Film Festival on Sunday night featured a triple-feature treasure trove of concert films by esteemed documentarian Murray Lerner, sending the packed house at Santa Monica's Aero Theatre into rapturous applause, a few spontaneous sing-alongs, and delight at the appearance of some very special guests. (source)
- Although White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the visit demonstrated that Ahmadinejad was continuing his "provocative ways" and that Hizballah "values its allegiance to Iran over its allegiance to Lebanon", the Iranian president received what the Christian Science Monitor's Nicholas Blanford described as a "rapturous" welcome from tens of thousands of Lebanese who turned out to greet him on his drive into Beirut from the airport. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "rapturous" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 6 synonyms for rapturous.
delighted, delightful, enchanted, enraptured, euphoric, happy
We have 0 antonyms for rapturous.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of rapturous from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Filled with great joy or rapture; ecstatic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) The state or condition of being full of rapture
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Ecstatic; transporting; ravishing; feeling, expressing, or manifesting rapture
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Of the character of rapture; marked by rapture; exciting or manifesting rapture; ecstatically joyous or exalted: as, rapturous exultation; a rapturous look; a rapturous scene.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) feeling great rapture or delight