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Definition of romance
1a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love:in search of romance love, especially when sentimental or idealized:he asked her for a date and romance blossomed an exciting, enjoyable love affair, especially one that is not serious or long-lasting:a summer romance a book or movie dealing with love in a sentimental or idealized way:light historical romances a genre of fiction dealing with love in an idealized way:wartime passion from the master of romance 2a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life:the beauty and romance of the night wild exaggeration; picturesque falsehood:she slammed the claims as “pure romance, complete fiction.” a work of fiction dealing with events remote from real life. 3a medieval tale dealing with a hero of chivalry, of the kind common in the Romance languages:the Arthurian romances the literary genre of romance. 4 Music a short informal piece.
verb [with object]
1court; woo:the wealthy estate owner romanced her informal seek the attention or patronage of (someone), especially by use of flattery:he is being romanced by the big boys in New York [no object] engage in a love affair:we start romancing 2another term for romanticize.to a certain degree I am romancing the past