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Romanticism

noun [U] uk   /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
Romantic
adjective, noun [C] uk   /-tɪk/ us    /-t̬ɪk/
Beethoven, Schumann, and Chopin were leading Romantic composers.
Translations of “Romanticism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 浪漫(主義), 浪漫主義傾向, 理想化…
in Chinese (Simplified) 浪漫(主义), 浪漫主义倾向, 理想化…
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