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See also: Romance, românce, and romancé

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English romauns, roumance, borrowed from Anglo-Norman and Old French romanz, romans (the vernacular language of France, as opposed to Latin), from Medieval Latin rōmānicē, Vulgar Latin rōmānicē (in the Roman language, adverb), from Latin rōmānicus (roman, adj) from rōmānus (a Roman).

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NounEdit

romance (countable and uncountable, plural romances)

  1. A story relating to chivalry; a story involving knights, heroes, adventures, quests, etc.
  2. An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair.
  3. A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone.
  4. Idealized love which is pure or beautiful.
  5. A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.
  6. A story or novel dealing with idealized love.
  7. An embellished account of something; an idealized lie.
  8. An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances.
    His life was a romance.
  9. A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real.
    She was so full of romance she would forget what she was supposed to be doing.
  10. (music) A romanza, or sentimental ballad.

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VerbEdit

romance (third-person singular simple present romances, present participle romancing, simple past and past participle romanced)

  1. (transitive) To woo; to court.
  2. (intransitive) To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.
  3. (intransitive) To talk extravagantly and imaginatively; to build castles in the air.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Romanze, from French romance.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌroːˈmɑn.sə/
  • Hyphenation: ro‧man‧ce
  • Rhymes: -ɑnsə

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romance f (plural romances or romancen)

  1. (literature, music, historical) An emotional popular-historical epic ballad. [from late 18th c.]
  2. (literature, music) A sentimental love song or love story.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish romance, itself probably a borrowing from either Old French romanz or Old Occitan romans, meaning a narrative work in the vernacular speech, from Vulgar Latin *romanĭce (in a Roman manner), compare Medieval Latin rōmānice, ultimately from Latin rōmānicus. See also roman (novel).

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romance f (plural romances)

  1. a ballad; a love song

VerbEdit

romance

  1. first-person singular present indicative of romancer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of romancer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of romancer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of romancer
  5. second-person singular imperative of romancer

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

romance (plural romances)

  1. novel

AdjectiveEdit

romance (comparative plus romance, superlative le plus romance)

  1. Romance

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Occitan romans, from Medieval Latin, Vulgar Latin rōmānicē (in a Roman manner), from Latin rōmānicus (Roman, adjective), from rōmānus (Roman, noun), from Rōma (Rome).

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romance m (plural romances)

  1. (literature) novel (work of prose fiction)
  2. romance; love affair
    Synonym: caso

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romance m or f (plural romances, not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) Romance (of the languages derived from Latin)
    Synonyms: neolatim, romanço, românico

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Occitan romans, or Old French romanz, from Vulgar Latin *romanĭce, compare Medieval Latin rōmānice, ultimately from Latin rōmānicus < rōmānus. Cognates include Old French romanz, whence the modern French noun roman (novel).[1]

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AdjectiveEdit

romance (plural romances)

  1. Romance
    Synonym: románico

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NounEdit

romance m (plural romances)

  1. romance, love affair
  2. novel
    Synonym: novela
  3. Spanish (language)
    Synonyms: castellano, español

VerbEdit

romance

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of romanzar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of romanzar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of romanzar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of romanzar.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand (1964), “romance”, in Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse