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Synonyms for romance
roʊˈmæns, ˈroʊ mænsro·mance

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  1. Romanceadjective


  2. Romanceadjective

    Of or dealing with languages or cultures derived from Roman influence and Latin: as in Portuguese, Italian, French, and Spanish.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. romance

    A dream is strictly a train of thoughts, fantasies, and images passing through the mind during sleep; a vision may occur when one is awake, and in clear exercise of the senses and mental powers; vision is often applied to something seen by the mind through supernatural agency, whether in sleep or wakefulness, conceived as more real and authoritative than a dream; a trance is an abnormal state, which is different from normal sleep or wakefulness. A reverie is a purposeless drifting of the mind when awake, under the influence of mental images; a day-dream that which passes before the mind in such condition. A fancy is some image presented to the mind, often in the fullest exercise of its powers. Hallucination is the seeming perception of non-existent objects, as in insanity or delirium. In the figurative sense, we speak of dreams of fortune, visions of glory, with little difference of meaning except that the vision is thought of as fuller and more vivid. We speak of a trance of delight when the emotion almost sweeps one away from the normal exercise of the faculties.

    day-dream, dream, fancy, fantasy, hallucination, reverie, trance, vision

    certainty, fact, reality, realization, substance, verity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. romance

    fable, fiction, novel, marvel, rhapsody, rodomontade, gasconade, balderdash

    history, narrative, truth, fact

Princeton's WordNet

  1. love affair, romancenoun

    a relationship between two lovers

    love affair, love story, romanticism

  2. romanticism, romancenoun

    an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

    love affair, love story, romanticism

  3. Romance, Romance language, Latinian languagenoun

    the group of languages derived from Latin

    romanticism, love affair, love story

  4. love story, romancenoun

    a story dealing with love

    love affair, love story, romanticism

  5. romanceadjective

    a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life

    romanticism, love affair, love story

  6. Romance, Latinverb

    relating to languages derived from Latin

    "Romance languages"

  7. woo, court, romance, solicitverb

    make amorous advances towards

    "John is courting Mary"

    solicit, coquet, accost, court, tap, woo, chat up, philander, butterfly, mash, flirt, beg, coquette, hook, dally

  8. romanceverb

    have a love affair with

    solicit, coquet, court, woo, chat up, philander, butterfly, mash, flirt, coquette, dally

  9. chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mashverb

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

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

    flirt, crush, womanise, court, squelch, solicit, play, dally, coquette, coquet, butterfly, comminute, dawdle, toy, woo, bray, womanize, grind, squeeze, philander, crunch, mash, chat up, squash, trifle

  10. romanceverb

    tell romantic or exaggerated lies

    "This author romanced his trip to an exotic country"

    solicit, coquet, court, woo, chat up, philander, butterfly, mash, flirt, coquette, dally

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. romancenoun

    novel, tale, story, work of fiction

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "romance":

    romanes, romanticism, romantic, love, ballad, novel, flame

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How to use romance in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

  2. Patti Stanger:

    Since entrepreneurs prioritize business they tend to put romance second, which puts potential mates off and leaves love on the back burner.

  3. Shania Twain:

    Whenever it goes too far in one direction, it just gets boring. It's very dominated by men right now … We don't have enough women, maybe it's more romance that country is missing right now. Women have a lot to say but it takes a lot of courage to say it. Women are the greater risk-takers. When they step out of what's expected in this genre, they are really stepping in the line of fire.

  4. Anne Douglas:

    Romance begins at 80, and I ought to know, i'm a romantic guy. You think I'm always shooting guns with John Wayne, but I can be romantic. And, listen, we're sitting here. We have been married for 60 years. A few poems help.

  5. Arthur C. Clarke, First on the Moon, 1970:

    The inspirational value of the space program is probably of far greater importance to education than any input of dollars... A whole generation is growing up which has been attracted to the hard disciplines of science and engineering by the romance of space.

Translations for romance

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  • قصة حبArabic
  • Romantik, Romanze, romantische Liebe, LiebeserlebnisGerman
  • romanceSpanish
  • داستان عاشقانهPersian
  • romanssiFinnish
  • romance, amour romantiqueFrench
  • gráIrish
  • cooish ghraihManx
  • románcHungarian
  • percintaanIndonesian
  • storia d'amore, idillio, romanzo, esagerazione fantasiosa, poesia, romanticheria, atmosfera fantasiosaItalian
  • ロマンチック・ラブ, ロマンス, 伝奇小説, ロマンチックな愛, 恋愛, 恋, 伝奇Japanese
  • ប្រលោមលោកKhmer
  • fābulaLatin
  • romanceDutch
  • romancePortuguese
  • романс, романтическая повесть, роман, романтическая любовь, романтикаRussian
  • romantikSwedish

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