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romancenoun

uk   /rəʊˈmæns/ /ˈrəʊ.mæns/ us   /roʊˈmæns/ /ˈroʊ.mæns/
B1 [C] a close, usually short relationship of love between two people: They got married last year after a whirlwind (= very short and unexpected) romance. It was just a holiday romance. Office romances are usually a bad idea.
[U] the feelings and behaviour of two people who are in a loving and sexual relationship with each other: I felt as though all the romance had gone out of my marriage.
[U] the feeling of excitement or mystery that you have from a particular experience or event: He loves the romance of travelling on a steam train.
[C] a story about love: a historical romance She loves reading romances.
[C] a story of exciting events, especially one written or set in the past: medieval romances

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romanceverb

uk   /rəʊˈmæns/ /ˈrəʊ.mæns/ us   /roʊˈmæns/ /ˈroʊ.mæns/

Romanceadjective [before noun]

uk   /rəʊˈmæns/ us   /roʊˈmæns/ specialized
(Definition of romance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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romancenoun [C/U]

us   /roʊˈmæns, ˈroʊ·mæns/
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.
(Definition of romance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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