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romances, plural;
  1. Court; woo
    • - the wealthy estate owner romanced her
  2. Seek the attention or patronage of (someone), esp. by use of flattery
    • - he is being romanced by the big boys in New York
  3. Engage in a love affair
    • - we start romancing
  1. A feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love
    • - in search of romance
  2. Love, esp. when sentimental or idealized
    • - he asked her for a date and romance blossomed
  3. An exciting, enjoyable love affair, esp. one that is not serious or long-lasting
    • - a summer romance
  4. A book or movie dealing with love in a sentimental or idealized way
    • - light historical romances
  5. A genre of fiction dealing with love in such a way
    • - wartime passion from the master of romance
  6. A quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life
    • - the beauty and romance of the night
  7. Wild exaggeration; picturesque falsehood
    • - she slammed the claims as “pure romance, complete fiction.”
  8. A work of fiction dealing with events remote from real life

  9. A medieval tale dealing with a hero of chivalry, of the kind common in the Romance languages
    • - the Arthurian romances
  10. The literary genre of such works

  11. A short informal piece

  1. relating to languages derived from Latin; "Romance languages"
  2. love affair: a relationship between two lovers
  3. woo: make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
  4. have a love affair with
  5. romanticism: an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
  6. chat up: talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
  7. Romance is a 1920 American silent film directed by Chester Withey and released through United Artists. The film is based on the 1913 play Romance by Edward Sheldon and stars Doris Keane, the actress from the play. This was Miss Keane's only motion picture. D.W. ...
  8. Romance is a 1930 film which tells the story of a bishop sharing a cautionary tale with a young man, who is going against the wishes of his family, of the dangers of falling in love with "fallen women", by using a story of naivete from his past. ...
  9. Romance (Romance X) is a 1999 French movie written and directed by Catherine Breillat. It stars Caroline Ducey, pornographic actor Rocco Siffredi, Sagamore Stévenin and François Berléand. ...
  10. Romance is an album by Ali Project, released on December 6, 2006 (the same day their Baragoku Otome single was released) by Tokuma Japan Communications (catalog number: TKCU-77128). It is the fourth album in their series of string and piano orchestration album.
  11. Romance is a solo album by session keyboardist Dave Palmer. The album has seven piano solo tracks and two tracks which are a trio of piano, drums and bass. The music is self described as "at once somber and beautiful, melancholy and hopeful." The piano is a "Bluthner Grand from the early 1900's."
  12. Romance was David Cassidy's seventh studio album as a solo artist and his first released by Arista Records. Released in 1985, Romance was the only studio album Cassidy released during the 80's. ...
  13. An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair; A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone; Love which is pure or beautiful; A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality; A story or novel dealing with idealised love; An embellished account of something; an idealised ...
  14. (Romances) Works written concerning knights and chivalry, originating during the 12th century, expanding to England, Spain, Italy and Germany. The works originally were built by the Troubadors, weaving the tenets of courtly love with the actions of knights. ...
  15. (Romances) old Spanish ballads dating back to medieval times and the fragmentation of epic poetry. Spanish Historical ballads disappeared in New Mexico, leaving the Novelesque ballads with their themes of love and death, and the Burlesque ballads which were used as political satire and children' ...
  16. Emotionally heightened, symbolic American novels associated with the Romantic period.
  17. In the Middle Ages, tales of exciting adventures written in the vernacular (French) instead of Latin. The medieval romances were tales of chivalry or amorous adventure occurring in King Arthur's court. "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" is an example of a medieval romance. Return to Menu
  18. long narrative poems in French about courtly culture and secret love that triumphed in English with poems such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Chaucer's The Knight's Tale and Troilus and Criseyde.
  19. The vernacular court poetry of the romans courtois, or Romances, saw many examples of courtly love. Many of them are set within the cycle of poems celebrating King Arthur's court. This was a literature of leisure, directed to a largely female audience for the first time in European history.
  20. in medieval literature, a tale based on legend, love, and adventure, often set in a distant place or time
  21. a writing style that desires its actions and characters not so much to be thought of as realistic, as they are to represent universal categories that transcend the limitations of any specific historical moment
  22. a literary genre typically involving fantastic or perilous adventures. Medieval verse romances were usually about knights and ladies, sorcerers and dragons, daring deeds, and secret love. Example: the tales of King Arthur and his knights.
  23. Optimara variety belonging to the Victorian Charm series. Medium, standard African Violet (4-inch pot size) with single, pink flowers and variegated leaves. Introduced 1996. More information.
  24. Where the hero begins by deceiving himself and ends by deceiving others.
  25. the name given to the peoples and languages that are related to Latin. It is also known as corrido gitano, for the way in which it is sung, without any breaks. It is Castillian romance as it was assimilated by the gypsies, and converted into flamenco. ...