Romantic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |roʊˈmæntɪk|  American pronunciation of the word romantic
Brit.  |rə(ʊ)ˈmantɪk|  British pronunciation of the word romantic


- a soulful or amorous idealist
- an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism (syn: romanticist)


- expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance(syn: amatory, amorous)
- not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic(syn: quixotic, wild-eyed)


She had romantic feelings for him.

He had a romantic relationship with a coworker.

His brother was having romantic troubles at the time.

She won't discuss her romantic life with the press.

Why can't you be more romantic?

He has some romantic notions about life on a farm.

She had a lot of big romantic dreams of becoming an actress.

Beethoven was the first great Romantic composer.

She married a real romantic who brings her roses every day.

Law school is no place for idealists and romantics.

Beethoven was the first great Romantic among composers.

He was not interested in a romantic relationship with her.

It was a step in my advance towards romantic composition.

He is a hopeless romantic.

'Tom always sends me red roses on my birthday.' 'How romantic!'

Word forms

singular: romantic
plural: romantics
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