romance

romance
I UK [rəʊˈmæns] / US [roʊˈmæns] / US [ˈroʊˌmæns] noun
Word forms "romance":
singular romance plural romances
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1)
a) [countable] an exciting and usually short romantic relationship
holiday/office romance:

a holiday romance with a happy ending

whirlwind romance (= a very sudden and exciting one):

Elaine and Michael married after a whirlwind romance.

b) [uncountable] the feelings or behaviour typical of people who love each other

She wasn't in a mood for romance.

Despite the age gap, romance blossomed (= developed).

2)
a) [countable] cinema, literature a book or film about a romantic relationship

a historical romance set in India

b) [uncountable] books and films about romantic relationships

writers of romance

3)
a) [uncountable] a feeling of excitement that you get from new and slightly dangerous experiences
romance of:

the romance of travel

b) exciting and dangerous experiences, especially the experiences of knights and damsels in the Middle Ages

II UK [rəʊˈmæns] / US [roʊˈmæns] verb
Word forms "romance":
present tense I/you/we/they romance he/she/it romances present participle romancing past tense romanced past participle romanced formal
1) [intransitive] to talk about things in a way that makes them seem more exciting than they really are
2) [transitive] old-fashioned to behave in a romantic way towards someone

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