Definition of Romance in English :

Define Romance in English

Romance meaning in English

Meaning of Romance in English

Pronunciation of Romance in English

Romance pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of romance


1. love affair, romance

a relationship between two lovers

2. romance, romanticism

an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

3. latinian language, romance, romance language

the group of languages derived from Latin

4. love story, romance

a story dealing with love

5. romance

a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life


6. court, romance, solicit, woo

make amorous advances towards

Example Sentences:
'John is courting Mary'

7. romance

have a love affair with

8. butterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, mash, philander, romance

talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

Example Sentences:
'The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries'
'My husband never flirts with other women'

9. romance

tell romantic or exaggerated lies

Example Sentences:
'This author romanced his trip to an exotic country'


10. latin, romance

relating to languages derived from Latin

Example Sentences:
'Romance languages'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of romance
noun (rəˈmæns , ˈrəʊmæns )
a love affair, esp an intense and happy but short-lived affair
love, esp romantic love idealized for its purity or beauty
a spirit of or inclination for adventure, excitement, or mystery
a mysterious, exciting, sentimental, or nostalgic quality, esp one associated with a place
a narrative in verse or prose, written in a vernacular language in the Middle Ages, dealing with strange and exciting adventures of chivalrous heroes
any similar narrative work dealing with events and characters remote from ordinary life
the literary genre represented by works of these kinds
(in Spanish literature) a short narrative poem, usually an epic or historical ballad
a story, novel, film, etc, dealing with love, usually in an idealized or sentimental way
an extravagant, absurd, or fantastic account or explanation
a lyrical song or short instrumental composition having a simple melody
verb (rəˈmæns )
12. (intransitive)
to tell, invent, or write extravagant or romantic fictions
13. (intransitive)
to tell extravagant or improbable lies
14. (intransitive)
to have romantic thoughts
15. (intransitive)
(of a couple) to indulge in romantic behaviour
16. (transitive)
to be romantically involved with
denoting, relating to, or belonging to the languages derived from Latin, including Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Romanian
denoting a word borrowed from a Romance language
there are many Romance words in English
this group of languages; the living languages that belong to the Italic branch of the Indo-European family

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designating, of, or constituting any of the languages derived from Vulgar Latin, as Italian, Spanish, French, or Romanian
these languages as a group
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
a fictitious tale of wonderful and extraordinary events, characterized by a nonrealistic and idealizing use of the imagination
a type of novel in which the emphasis is on love, adventure, etc.
the type of literature comprising such stories
excitement, love, and adventure of the kind found in such literature; romantic quality or spirit
the tendency to derive great pleasure from romantic adventures; romantic sentiment
an exaggeration or fabrication that has no real substance
a love affair
9.  Music
a short, lyrical, usually sentimental piece, suggesting a love song
verb intransitiveWord forms: roˈmanced or roˈmancing
to make up false or exaggerated stories
to think or talk about romantic things
12.  Informal
to make love; court; woo
verb transitive Informal
to make love to; woo
to seek to gain the favor of, as by flattery; court

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of romance
a. A love affair: His romance with her lasted only a month.
b. Ardent emotional attachment or involvement between people; love: They kept the romance alive in their marriage for 35 years.
c. A strong, sometimes short-lived attachment, fascination, or enthusiasm for something: a childhood romance with the sea.
2. A mysterious or fascinating quality or appeal, as of something adventurous, heroic, or strangely beautiful: "These fine old guns often have a romance clinging to them" (Richard Jeffries).
a. A long medieval narrative in prose or verse that tells of the adventures and heroic exploits of chivalric heroes: an Arthurian romance.
b. A long fictitious tale of heroes and extraordinary or mysterious events, usually set in a distant time or place.
c. The class of literature constituted by such tales.
a. An artistic work, such as a novel, story, or film, that deals with sexual love, especially in an idealized form.
b. The class or style of such works.
5. A fictitiously embellished account or explanation: We have been given speculation and romance instead of the facts.
6. Music A lyrical, tender, usually sentimental song or short instrumental piece.
7. Romance The Romance languages.
Romance Of, relating to, or being any of the languages that developed from Latin, including Italian, French, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.
v. (rō-măns) ro·manced, ro·manc·ing, ro·manc·es
To think or behave in a romantic manner: a couple romancing in the moonlight.
a. To court, woo, or try to arouse the romantic interest of.
b. To have a love affair with.
2. To try to persuade, as with flattery or incentives: a candidate who romanced the party's delegates for votes.

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