Ecstasy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈekstəsi|  American pronunciation of the word ecstasy
Brit.  |ˈɛkstəsi|  British pronunciation of the word ecstasy

noun

- a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion (syn: exaltation, rapture, raptus, transport)
- a state of elated bliss (syn: rapture)
- street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine (syn: adam, cristal, go, x, xtc)

Examples

His performance sent the audience into ecstasies.

...actors are typically in ecstasy upon winning an Oscar...

She was in an ecstasy of love.

...the white marble sculpture of the saint in the throes of divine ecstasy is strikingly offset by a gilt aureole...

Word forms

noun
singular: ecstasy
plural: ecstasies
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