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Definition 1: an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for romance in the sense of this definition

(romance is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of romance ) a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality

Definition 2: the group of languages derived from Latin - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for romance in the sense of this definition

(romance is a kind of ...) any dialect of the language of ancient Rome

(... is a kind of romance ) a creole language spoken by most Haitians; based on French and various African languages

(... is a kind of romance ) Romance dialects spoken in parts of southeastern Switzerland and northern Italy and the Tyrol

(... is a kind of romance ) the Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain (related to Spanish and Occitan)

(... is a kind of romance ) the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain

(... is a kind of romance ) a language spoken in Galicia, an Autonomus Community of Spain

(... is a kind of romance ) the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil

(... is a kind of romance ) the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France

(... is a kind of romance ) the Romance language spoken in Italy

(... is a kind of romance ) an eastern Romance language spoken in Romania

Definition 3: a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life - [noun denoting communication]

(romance is a kind of ...) an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story

(... is a kind of romance ) a romance that deals with desolate and mysterious and grotesque events

(... is a kind of romance ) a romantic novel containing scenes in which the heroine is sexually violated

Definition 4: a story dealing with love - [noun denoting communication]

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(romance is a kind of ...) a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events

"he writes stories for the magazines"

Definition 5: a relationship between two lovers - [noun denoting state]

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(romance is a kind of ...) a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)

"he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"

(... is a kind of romance ) a clandestine love affair

Definition 6: tell romantic or exaggerated lies - [verb of communication]

Samples where romance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This author romanced his trip to an exotic country

(romance is a kind of ...) tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive

"Don't lie to your parents" "She lied when she told me she was only 29"

Definition 7: talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions - [verb of communication]

Samples where romance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
  • My husband never flirts with other women

Synonyms for romance in the sense of this definition

(romance is a kind of ...) exchange thoughts; talk with

"We often talk business" "Actions talk louder than words"

(... is a kind of romance ) engage in amorous play

(... is a kind of romance ) act seductively with (someone)

Definition 8: have a love affair with - [verb of emotion]

(romance is a kind of ...) be enamored or in love with

"She loves her husband deeply"

Samples where romance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John is courting Mary

Synonyms for romance in the sense of this definition

(romance is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of romance ) pursue someone sexually or romantically

(... is a kind of romance ) attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals

Definition 10: relating to languages derived from Latin - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where romance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Romance languages

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