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

- Romance (from Vulgar Latin rōmānicē "in the Roman language", i.e., "Latin") may refer to: Romance (love), love based on emotional attachment as portra****...
- The Romance languages (nowadays rarely Romanic languages or Neo-Latin languages) are the modern languages that evolved from Vulgar Latin between the third...
- Although the genre is very old, the romance novel or romantic novel discussed in this article is the m****-market version. Novels of this type of genre...
- 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...
- Romance films or romance movies are romantic love stories recorded in visual media for broadcast in theaters and on TV that focus on p****ion, emotion,...
- True Romance is a 1993 American romantic crime film written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Tony Scott. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia...
- My Chemical Romance (commonly abbreviated MCR) was an American rock band from Newark, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. The band's best-known lineup...
- "Bad Romance" is a song by American singer Lady Gaga from her third extended play, The Fame Monster (2009). It was written and produced by Nadir "RedOne"...
- The Eastern Romance languages are a group of Romance languages.[citation needed] Today, the group consists of Romanian, Aromanian and two other related...
- A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigning romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to...
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