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romanticism

ro·man·ti·cism

romanticism

 
pronunciation:
ro maen tih sih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usu. cap.) a European artistic and intellectual movement of the early nineteenth century, characterized by an emphasis on individual freedom from social conventions or political restraints, on human imagination, and on nature, usu. in an idealized form. (Cf. classicism.)
definition 2: the thoughts, attitudes, style, or tendencies characteristic of this movement.
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