romance noun, verb definition, meaning - what is romance noun, verb in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “romance”

See all translations

romance

noun uk   /rəʊˈmæns/ /ˈrəʊ.mæns/  us   /roʊˈmæns/
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
More examples

romance

verb uk   /rəʊˈmæns/ /ˈrəʊ.mæns/  us   /roʊˈmæns/
[I] to tell stories that are not true, or to describe an event in a way that makes it sound better than it was [T] old-fashioned to try to persuade someone to love you
(Definition of romance noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of romance?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “romance”

Definitions of “romance” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More