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Definition of Romance

Romance

  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. A short lyric tale set to music; a song or short instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza.
  6. Of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance.
  7. To write or tell romances; to indulge in extravagant stories.

Romance Quotations

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
Marilyn Monroe

Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It's the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, 'This is me, and I'm interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.'
Ashton Kutcher

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
Charlie Chaplin

Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.
Kailash Kher
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Romance Translations

romance in Dutch is Romaans
romance in Dutch is romance
romance in Finnish is romanssi
romance in German is Romanze
romance in Spanish is romance
romance in Swedish is romantik, romantisk
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