• (America) IPA: /ɹoʊˈmæns/, /ˈɹoʊˌmæns/, enPR: rō-măns'
  • (British) IPA: /ɹəˈmæns/, /ˈɹəʊˌmæns/


  1. A story relating to chivalry; a story involving knights, heroes, adventures, quests, etc.
  2. An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair.
  3. A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone.
  4. Idealized love which is pure or beautiful.
  5. A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.
  6. A story or novel dealing with idealized love.
  7. An embellished account of something; an idealized lie.
  8. An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances.
    His life was a romance.
  9. A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real.
    She was so full of romance she would forget what she was supposed to be doing.
  10. (music) A romanza, or sentimental ballad.
Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: poesia, atmosfera fantasiosa
  • Russian: рома́нтика
Translations Translations
  • Italian: esagerazione fantasiosa
  • Russian: рома́нс

romance (romances, present participle romancing; past and past participle romanced)

  1. (transitive) To woo; to court.
  2. (intransitive) To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.
  3. (intransitive) To talk extravagantly and imaginatively; to build castles in the air.

romance (uncountable)

  1. The group of languages and cultures which are derived from Vulgar Latin. [from 17th c.]
  1. Of or dealing with languages or cultures derived from Roman influence and Latin: Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Catalan, Occitan, Corsican, etc.
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