|n.||1.||A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence.|
|2.||The state or condition of being rapt, or carried away from one's self by agreeable excitement; violence of a pleasing passion; extreme joy or pleasure; ecstasy.|
Music, when thus applied, raises in the mind of the hearer great conceptions; it strengthens devotion, and advances praise into rapture.
|3.||A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium.|
|v. t.||1.||To transport with excitement; to enrapture.|
|Noun||1.||rapture - a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens|
|2.||rapture - a state of elated bliss|