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noun [U]     /rəʊˈmæn.tɪ.sɪ.zəm/ /rəˈ-/ US  /roʊˈmæn.t̬ə-/ specialized
a style of art , music , and literature , popular in Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries , that deals with the beauty of nature and human emotions Art history and artistic movements Romantic     /-tɪk/ US  /-t̬ɪk/ adjective, noun [C] Beethoven, Schumann, and Chopin were leading Romantic composers .Art history and artistic movementsArtists
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