Romance meaning

rō-măns, rōmăns
The definition of a romance is a love affair, an idealized love story or a showing of love.

An example of romance is the relationship between John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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The definition of romance is a language which originated from Latin.

Examples of a romance language are Spanish, French, Italian and Romanian.

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A mysterious or fascinating quality or appeal, as of something adventurous, heroic, or strangely beautiful.
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An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair.
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A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone.
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A fictitiously embellished account or explanation.

We have been given speculation and romance instead of the facts.

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A lyrical, tender, usually sentimental song or short instrumental piece.
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The Romance languages.
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Of, relating to, or being any of the languages that developed from Latin, including Italian, French, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.
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To think or behave in a romantic manner.

A couple romancing in the moonlight.

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To try to persuade, as with flattery or incentives.

A candidate who romanced the party's delegates for votes.

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A long medieval narrative in verse or prose, orig. written in one of the Romance dialects, about the adventures of knights and other chivalric heroes.
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A fictitious tale of wonderful and extraordinary events, characterized by a nonrealistic and idealizing use of the imagination.
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A type of novel in which the emphasis is on love, adventure, etc.
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The type of literature comprising such stories.
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Excitement, love, and adventure of the kind found in such literature; romantic quality or spirit.
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The tendency to derive great pleasure from romantic adventures; romantic sentiment.
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An exaggeration or fabrication that has no real substance.
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A love affair.
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A short, lyrical, usually sentimental piece, suggesting a love song.
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To make up false or exaggerated stories.
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To think or talk about romantic things.
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To make love; court; woo.
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To make love to; woo.
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To seek to gain the favor of, as by flattery; court.
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Designating, of, or constituting any of the languages derived from Vulgar Latin, as Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, or Romanian.
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These languages as a group.
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Love which is pure or beautiful.
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A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.
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A story or novel dealing with idealised love.
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An embellished account of something; an idealised lie.
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An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances.

His life was a romance.

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A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real.

A girl full of romance.

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(music) A romanza, or sentimental ballad.
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(intransitive) To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.
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The group of languages and cultures which are derived from Vulgar Latin.
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Of or dealing with languages or cultures derived from Roman influence and Latin: Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Catalan, Occitan, Corsican, etc.
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Origin of romance

  • Middle English from Old French romans romance, work written in French from Vulgar Latin rōmānicē (scrībere) (to write) in the vernacular from Latin Rōmānicus Roman from Rōmānus Roman

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English romauns, roumance, from Anglo-Norman romanz, romant "˜in the vernacular' (vs. in Latin), from Medieval Latin rōmānicÄ“, Vulgar Latin *rōmānicÄ“ (adv.) "˜in the Roman language', from rōmānicus (adj.) "˜Roman', from rōmānus "˜a Roman'.

    From Wiktionary

  • See romance

    From Wiktionary