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romance

noun [C/U]  /roʊˈmæns, ˈroʊ·mæns/ us  
a close relationship between two people who are in love with each other: [C] Their three-year romance never went smoothly. Romance is also the feeling of comfort and pleasure you experience in a relationship with someone you love: [U] Without romance, marriage is a lot like an old habit. Romance is also a quality of excitement or mystery connected with an experience or place: [U] He loves the romance of traveling by train. literature A romance is a story of love between two people, often containing exciting events or magic: [C] He is the successful author of rollicking historical romances.
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