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"romantic" in British English

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romanticadjective

uk   /rəʊˈmæn.tɪk/ /rəˈmæn.tɪk/  us   /roʊˈmæn.t̬ɪk/
B1 relating to love or a close loving relationship: a romantic novel/comedy You used to be so romantic, but now you never tell me that you love me. I suppose he is quite romantic - he sends me flowers on my birthday and tells me I'm looking beautiful and so on.
exciting and mysterious and having a strong effect on your emotions: We thought that Egypt was an incredibly romantic country.
C2 sometimes disapproving not practical and having a lot of ideas that are not related to real life: She has a romantic idea of what it's like to be a struggling young artist.

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adverb uk   /rəʊˈmæn.tɪ.kəl.i/ /rəˈmæn.tɪ.kəl.i/  us   /roʊˈmæn.t̬ɪ.kəl.i/

romanticnoun [C]

uk   /rəʊˈmæn.tɪk/ /rəˈmæn.tɪk/  us   /roʊˈmæn.t̬ɪk/ mainly disapproving
(Definition of romantic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"romantic" in American English

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romanticadjective

 us   /roʊˈmæn·tɪk/
If something is romantic, it is exciting and mysterious and has a strong effect on your emotions: I think Egypt is an incredibly romantic country.
Romantic ideas and people are not practical or related to real life: She has a romantic idea of what it’s like to be an actor.
romantic
noun [C]  us   /roʊˈmæn·tɪk/
You’re such an old-fashioned romantic, always bringing me flowers.
romantically
adverb  us   /roʊˈmæn·tɪ·kli/
Their names have been romantically linked.
(Definition of romantic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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