n.1.A species of fictitious writing, originally composed in meter in the Romance dialects, and afterward in prose, such as the tales of the court of Arthur, and of Amadis of Gaul; hence, any fictitious and wonderful tale; a sort of novel, especially one which treats of surprising adventures usually befalling a hero or a heroine; a tale of extravagant adventures, of love, and the like.
2.An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances; as, his courtship, or his life, was a romance.
3.A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real; as, a girl full of romance.
4.The languages, or rather the several dialects, which were originally forms of popular or vulgar Latin, and have now developed into Italian. Spanish, French, etc. (called the Romanic languages).
5.(Mus.) A short lyric tale set to music; a song or short instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza.
6.a love affair, esp. one in which the lovers display their deep affection openly, by romantic gestures.
a.1.Of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance.
v. i.1.To write or tell romances; to indulge in extravagant stories.
[imp. & p. p. Romanced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Romancing .]
A very brave officer, but apt to romance.
- Walpole.
Noun1.Romanceromance - a relationship between two lovers
Synonyms: love affair
2.romance - an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
Synonyms: romanticism
3.Romance - the group of languages derived from Latin
4.Romanceromance - a story dealing with love
Synonyms: love story
5.romance - a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life
Verb1.romance - make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
Synonyms: court, solicit, woo
2.romance - have a love affair with
3.romance - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
4.romance - tell romantic or exaggerated lies; "This author romanced his trip to an exotic country"
Adj.1.Romance - relating to languages derived from Latin; "Romance languages"
Synonyms: Latin
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