- Ecstasy; transport; violence of any pleasing passion; enthusiasm; uncommon heat of imagination.
Musick, when thus applied, raises in the mind of the hearer great conceptions; it strengthens devotion, and advances praise into rapture. Addison's Spectator, № 406.
You grow correct, that once with rapture writ. Pope.
- Rapidity; haste.
The wat'ry throng,
Wave rowling after wave, where way they found,
If steep, with torrent rapture; if through plain
Soft-ebbing; nor withstood them rock or hill. Milton.