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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: rapt

rapture

noun
     
rap‧ture [uncountable]
1 literary great excitement and happiness:
The boys gazed up at him in rapture.
2

be in raptures/go into raptures

British English formal to express or feel great pleasure and happiness about something
be in raptures/go into raptures over/about/at
She went into raptures about the climate, the food, the spring flowers.

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