Verboticism: Lapsody

Lapsody

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Created by: fabdiva

Definition: n. An out-of-body, or out-of-brain, experience which occurs when faced with a demanding intellectual challenge. v. To lose your train of thought while trying to demonstrate your intellectual prowess.

Pronunciation: lap-so-dee

Sentence: Jake was bemused by the fact he had forgotten a whole page of his clarinet solo previously committed to memory - a lapsody in blue, as it were.

Etymology: lapse - a temporary failure of concentration, memory or judgement. rhapsody - an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling.

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