Romance adj : relating to languages derived from Latin; "Romance languages" [syn: Latin]
1 a relationship between two lovers [syn: love affair]
2 an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure) [syn: romanticism]
4 a story dealing with love [syn: love story]
5 a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life
2 have a love affair with
3 talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women" [syn: chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, philander, mash]
4 tell romantic or exaggerated lies; "This author romanced his trip to an exotic country"
- An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair.
- A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone.
- Love which is pure or beautiful.
- A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.
- A story or novel dealing with idealised love.
- An embellished account of something; an idealised lie.
Strong obsession or attachment
Story dealing with idealised love
- German: Romanze
Romance or romantic may refer to:
- Romance languages, such as, but not limited to, French, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, and Spanish
- Romance (genre), a genre of medieval and renaissance narrative fiction
- Romance novel, a genre of fiction focused on romantic love
- Ruritanian romance, adventure tales focusing on imaginary Mid-European and Eastern European countries
- Scientific romance, an archaic name for the science fiction genre
- Planetary romance a genre of science fantasy where adventures are set on another planet
- Romance (novel), a 1905 novel by Joseph Conrad
- Men's romantic fiction portraying romantic love from a male point of view
- Romantic poetry, of the Romantic movement in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
- "Romance" (poem), an 1829 poem by Edgar Allan Poe
- Romanticism, an
artistic and intellectual movement in the late eighteenth and early
- German Romanticism, the dominant cultural movement of much of the nineteenth century in German-speaking countries
- Romantic nationalism, a form of nationalism
- Romantic music, music of the Romantic movement (c. 1815-1910)
- Romance (music), a simple, lyrical piece of music for solo voice or instrument; a common title or subtitle of musical compositions
- Romantic ballet, a period in ballet in the mid-1800s, roughly corresponding with romantic movements in other art forms
- Romantic friendship, in a non-sexual relationship
- Romance film, a film whose plot centers around romantic love
- Romance, Arkansas, U.S.
- Romance, Missouri, U.S.
- Romance, Wisconsin U.S.
- Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4, known as Romantic
- "Romantic" (song), by Karyn White
- The Romantics, an American rock 'n roll band from Detroit
- Romance (album), a 1991 album from Luis Miguel
- Romance (Seldom album), from 2002
- "Romance", a track on the album Light & Shade by Mike Oldfield
- Ali Project - Romance, by ALI PROJECT
romance in German: Romanze
romance in French: Romance
romance in Japanese: ロマン
romance in Norwegian Nynorsk: Romantikk
romance in Russian: Романс
romance in Slovak: Romantika
romance in Simple English: Romance
romance in Tagalog: Romansa
Marchen, Western, Western story, Westerner, adulterous affair, adultery, adventure, adventure story, affair, allegorize, allegory, amor, amour, apologue, apparition, autism, autistic thinking, balderdash, bedtime story, brainchild, brown-nose, bubble, butter up, canard, capriccio, caprice, chimera, color, colorfulness, concoction, court, cuckoldry, dalliance, delirium, dereism, dereistic thinking, detective story, divertissement, dreamery, eidolon, entanglement, epic, eternal triangle, exaggeration, excitement, extravaganza, fable, fabliau, fabrication, fabulize, fairy tale, fancy, fantasia, fantasque, fantasy, fascination, fib, fiction, fictionalize, figment, flatter, flight of fancy, flirtation, folk story, folktale, forbidden love, forgery, gest, ghost story, glamor, hallucination, hanky-panky, horse opera, humoresque, ideal, idealism, ideality, idealization, idealize, idle fancy, idyll, illicit love, illusion, imagery, imagination, imaginative exercise, imaginativeness, imagining, impracticality, infidelity, insubstantial image, intrigue, invention, legend, liaison, love, love affair, love story, maggot, make-believe, medley, melodrama, mystery, mystery story, myth, mythicize, mythify, mythologize, mythology, mythos, narrate, narrative, nonsense, nostalgia, novel, novelize, nursery tale, pander to, parable, phantasm, phantom, play of fancy, potpourri, prevarication, quixotism, quixotize, quixotry, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, relationship, report, retell, rhapsodize, romantic tie, romanticism, romanticize, romanza, science fiction, sentiment, shocker, sick fancy, soft-soap, space fiction, space opera, storify, story, suspense story, tall story, tall tale, tell, tell a story, thick-coming fancies, thriller, triangle, trip, unfaithfulness, unfold a tale, unpracticalness, unrealism, unreality, utopianism, utopianize, vapor, vision, visionariness, whim, whimsy, white lie, whodunit, wildest dreams, wish fulfillment, wish-fulfillment fantasy, wishful thinking, woo, work of fiction