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Definition of romance:

  1. A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real; as, a girl full of romance.
  2. A short lyric tale set to music; a song or short instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza.
  3. 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.
  4. An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances; as, his courtship, or his life, was a romance.
  5. Of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance.
  6. 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).
  7. To write or tell romances; to indulge in extravagant stories.

Synonyms:

tap, squeeze, comminute, love story, woo, womanize, hallucination, love affair, squelch, solicit, affair, latin, fancy, mash, accost, hook, dally, bray, trance, Romance language, grind, Latinian Language, Latinic, womanise, dawdle, Rhaeto-Romanic, Catalan, coquette, court, reverie, vision, toy, sex, Spanish, beg, Italic, romanticism, Romansh, chat up, butterfly, spark, crunch, coquet, play, squash, day-dream, dream, pursue, Italian, French, flirt, fantasy, philander, trifle.

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