From trans/trans- + romantic.


transromantic (comparative more transromantic, superlative most transromantic)

  1. Moving through or across romanticism (as a movement, etc) or that which is romantic (Romantic).
    • 1991, Douglas Robinson, The Translator's Turn, JHU Press (→ISBN), page 267:
      My argument is post- or transromantic, but that very move through romanticism leaves romantic traces everywhere. The most vital impulse in current translation theory that is excluded by these dualisms is a social one — a concern with ...
    • 2006, Rosemary Lloyd, The Cambridge Companion to Baudelaire, Cambridge University Press (→ISBN):
      Modernism is literally transromantic: early Modernism emerges from Baudelaire's transformation of French Romanticism, and this transformation continues to influence writers, artists and critics.
    • 2009, Rob Wilson, Be Always Converting, be Always Converted: An American Poetics, Harvard University Press (→ISBN), page 180:
      On the tormented Desire, as if naming the plight of self-blinded love in the album title itself, "Oh Sister" overcomes the broken covenant as the voice calls out for a confederation of male and female in transromantic quest: "We grew up together ..."
  2. (neologism) Romantically attracted to persons of variant or ambiguous gender, or to transgender persons.
    • 2009, Jennifer Byrne, "He's Just Not That Into Anyone, Pop Matters, 31 August 2009:
      Often, however, asexual people will also identify with a particular sexual orientation, minus the sexual aspect, and may define themselves as heteroromantic, homoromantic, biromantic, transromantic or panromantic.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:transromantic.

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