Romance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈroʊmæns|  American pronunciation of the word romance
Brit.  |rə(ʊ)ˈmans|  British pronunciation of the word romance


- a relationship between two lovers
- an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure) (syn: romanticism)
- the group of languages derived from Latin
- a story dealing with love
- a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life
- make amorous advances towards (syn: court, solicit, woo)
- have a love affair with
- talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions (syn: butterfly, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, mash, philander)
- tell romantic or exaggerated lies


- relating to languages derived from Latin (syn: latin)


He was always romancing younger women.

She was romanced by several wealthy young men.

The museum's director spends a lot of time romancing potential donors.

a college athlete who's being romanced by several pro teams

They were romancing about the past.

He has been romancing Antonia for a year.

Hemingway's romance with his nurse inspired him to write 'A Farewell to Arms'.

Michelle married him after a whirlwind romance (=one that happens very suddenly and quickly).

The romance had gone out of their relationship.

an old man romancing about the past

This author romanced his trip to an exotic country

Their friendship blossomed into romance.

...the budding romance between the coworkers was the talk of the office...

...a summer romance that was an impermanent fancy, quickly forgotten...

In her short stories, science fiction and romance intermingle.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: romance
he/she/it: romances
present participle: romancing
past tense: romanced
past participle: romanced
singular: romance
plural: romances
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