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Definition of Romance
RomanceRomance 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,
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
5. (Mus.) A short lyric tale set to music; a song or short
instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza.
Romance Ro*mance", a.
Of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as
RomanceRomance 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
(from Vulgar Latin
rōmānicē "in the Roman
language", i.e., "Latin") may refer
(love), love based
on emotional attachment
- The Romance languages
(nowadays rarely Romanic languages
or Neo-Latin languages) are the modern languages
from Vulgar Latin between
is very old, the romance novel
or romantic novel discussed
in this article
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with a book and lyrics
by Barry Harman
Herrmann. The show is composed
of two acts linked
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- Romance films
or romance movies
love stories recorded
in visual media
and on TV that focus
on p****ion, emotion,...
- True Romance
is a 1993 American romantic crime
by Quentin Tarantino
by Tony Scott. The film stars Christian Slater
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MCR) was an American
rock band from Newark, New Jersey, active
from 2001 to 2013. The band's best-known lineup...
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" is a song by American singer
Lady Gaga from her third extended
play, The Fame Monster
(2009). It was written
- The Eastern Romance languages
are a group
languages. Today, the group consists
of Romanian, Aromanian
and two other
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scam is a confidence trick involving feigning romantic intentions towards
a victim, gaining their
affection, and then using
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