Rhapsodist

Rhap"so*dist

(?), n. [From Rhapsody.] 1. Anciently, one who recited or composed a rhapsody; especially, one whose profession was to recite the verses of Hormer and other epic poets.
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2. Hence, one who recites or sings poems for a livelihood; one who makes and repeats verses extempore.
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The same populace sit for hours listening to rhapsodists who recite Ariosto.
Carlyle.
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3. One who writes or speaks disconnectedly and with great excitement or affectation of feeling. I. Watts.
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