how to pronounce rhapsody


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the above transcription of rhapsody is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

rhapsody is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of rhapsody in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… Bohemian Rhapsody I knew that was gonna …”

meanings of rhapsody


  1. A random collection or medley; a miscellany or confused string of stories, words etc.
  2. An exalted or exaggeratedly enthusiastic expression of feeling in speech or writing.
  3. An ancient Greek epic poem (or part of one) suitable for uninterrupted recitation.
  4. An instrumental composition of irregular form often incorporating improvisation.

rhapsody frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word rhapsody occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rhapsody can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rhapsody can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to rhapsody


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