historical

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From historic +‎ -al.

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historical (comparative more historical, superlative most historical)

  1. Pertaining to the history, to what happened in the past.

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historical (plural historicals)

  1. A historical romance.
    • 1999, Anne K. Kaler, Rosemary E. Johnson-Kurek, Romantic Conventions (page 63)
      However, as regular romance readers know, the romance novels that appear on the best-seller lists are not Harlequins at all, but rather historicals and contemporaries, which vary widely from the Harlequin pattern in style, plot, and character.
Last modified on 11 April 2014, at 02:07