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romance

ro·mance

romance

 
pronunciation:
ro maens [or] ro maens
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a love affair, or a depiction of one in a novel, story, or film.
synonyms:
love affair
similar words:
amour, intrigue
definition 2: the spirit of adventure and love, either in life or in literature and film.
synonyms:
adventure, eroticism, excitement, exoticism, fantasy, fascination, heroism, passion
definition 3: formerly, a fictitious tale of the deeds and adventures of knights or other heroes, or the class of literature devoted to such tales.
synonyms:
fable, roman
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: romanced, romances, romancing
definition 1: to indulge in or produce fanciful stories.
synonyms:
daydream, fantasize, idealize, romanticize
similar words:
dream, imagine
definition 2: to think or act romantically.
synonyms:
charm, date, dolly, flirt
similar words:
attract, fascinate, play, toy, tryst, venture
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: (informal) to woo or pursue amorously.
synonyms:
court, seduce, woo
similar words:
pursue
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: (cap.) of, denoting, or pertaining to the modern languages derived from Latin, such as Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
derivation: romancer (n.)
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