1. an epic poem adapted for recitation
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rhapsody \Rhap"so*dy\, n.; pl. Rhapsodies. [F. rhapsodie, L.
rhapsodia, Gr. "rapsw,di`a, fr. "rapsw,do`s a rhapsodist;
"ra`ptein to sew, stitch together, unite + 'w,dh` a song. See
1. A recitation or song of a rhapsodist; a portion of an epic
poem adapted for recitation, or usually recited, at one
time; hence, a division of the Iliad or the Odyssey; --
called also a book.
2. A disconnected series of sentences or statements composed
under excitement, and without dependence or natural
connection; rambling composition. "A rhapsody of words."
--Shak. "A rhapsody of tales." --Locke.
3. (Mus.) A composition irregular in form, like an
improvisation; as, Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsodies."
[1913 Webster] Rhatany
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an epic poem adapted for recitation
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
27 Moby Thesaurus words for "rhapsody":
classic, classical music, concert music, concertino, concerto,
concerto grosso, drool, fustian, heaven, highfalutin,
lexiphanicism, longhair music, rant, rapture, rave, rhapsodize,
rhetoric, rodomontade, semiclassical music, seventh heaven,
sinfonietta, symphonia, symphonic music, symphonic ode, symphony,
tone poem, transport
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
Apple Computer, Inc.'s next-generation
operating system for PowerPC processor-based systems
capable of running Mac OS. Rhapsody includes four
components: the Core OS, the Blue Box (the implementation of
the Mac OS within Rhapsody), the Yellow Box, and the Advanced
Mac Look and Feel.
"Rhapsody for Intel" runs on Intel processors [which ones?].
It includes the Core OS, the Yellow Box, and the Advanced
Mac Look and Feel, but lacks the Blue Box and therefore is
unable to run Mac OS software.
"Rhapsody Developer Release" is a developer-only release of
Rhapsody, scheduled for release in late 1997. It will go to
all members of the Macintosh Developer Program and the Apple
Media Program worldwide who have signed nondisclosure
"Rhapsody Premier Release" will be the second release of
Rhapsody, scheduled for early 1998. It is meant for early
adopters and will include a partially finished human interface
and a partial implementation of the Blue Box.
"Rhapsody Unified Release" will be the third release,
scheduled for mid-1998. It will be the first public release,
and it will include the first full implementation of the
Rhapsody human interface and the Blue Box.