Definition of Romance. Meaning of Romance. Synonyms of Romance

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Definition of Romance

Romance
Romance Ro*mance", n. [OE. romance, romant, romaunt, OF. romanz, romans, romant, roman, F. roman, romance, fr. LL. Romanice in the Roman language, in the vulgar tongue, i. e., in the vulgar language which sprang from Latin, the language of the Romans, and hence applied to fictitious compositions written in this vulgar tongue; fr. L. Romanicus Roman, fr. Romanus. See Roman, and cf. Romanic, Romaunt, Romansch, Romanza.] 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. ``Romances that been royal.' --Chaucer. Upon these three columns -- chivalry, gallantry, and religion -- repose the fictions of the Middle Ages, especially those known as romances. These, such as we now know them, and such as display the characteristics above mentioned, were originally metrical, and chiefly written by nations of the north of France. --Hallam. 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.
Romance
Romance Ro*mance", a. Of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance.
Romance
Romance Ro*mance", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Romanced; p. pr. & vb. n. Romancing.] To write or tell romances; to indulge in extravagant stories. A very brave officer, but apt to romance. --Walpole.

Meaning of Romance from wikipedia

- Look up Romance, romance, or romantic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Romance may refer to: Romance (love), emotional attraction towards another person...
- A romance novel or romantic novel is a genre fiction novel that primary focuses on the relationship and romantic love between two people, typically with...
- [ ], / / and ⟨ ⟩, see IPA § Brackets and transcription delimiters. The Romance languages, also known as the Latin or Neo-Latin languages, are the languages...
- Romance films involve romantic love stories recorded in visual media for broadcast in theatres or on television that focus on p****ion, emotion, and the...
- Romance/Romance is a musical with a book and lyrics by Barry Harman and music by Keith Herrmann. The show is composed of two acts linked only by the common...
- "Bad Romance" is a song by American singer Lady Gaga from her third extended play (EP), The Fame Monster (2009)—the reissue of her debut studio album...
- The Flowers of Romance may refer to: "The Flowers of Romance" (song), a song by **** Pistols "Flowers of Romance" (song), a 1980 song by Public Image Ltd...
- Romance or romantic love is a feeling of love for, or a strong attraction towards another person, and the courtship behaviors undertaken by an individual...
- A Romance may refer to: Middle Age: A Romance, a bestselling 2001 novel Possession: A Romance, a 1990 bestselling novel The Abbess: A Romance, a gothic...
- Great! Romance (stylized as GREAT! romance) is a British free-to-air TV channel owned by Narrative Entertainment UK Limited that launched 10 September...