Relating to languages derived from Latin; Also called: Latin.
ETYM Old Eng. romance, romant, romaunt, Old Fren. romanz, romans, romant, roman, French roman, romance, from Late Lat. Romanice in the Roman language, in the vulgar tongue, i.e., in the vulgar language which sprang from Latin.
A novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life.
Latinian language · Romance · Romance language · love affair · love story · romanticism
The group of languages derived from Latin; Also called: Romance language, Latinian language.
1. To have a love affair with.
2. To tell romantic or exaggerated lies.
In literature, tales of love and adventure, in verse or prose, that became popular in France about 1200 and spread throughout Europe. There were Arthurian romances about the legendary King Arthur and his knights, and romances based on the adventures of Charlemagne and on classical themes. In the 20th century the term “romantic novel” is often used disparagingly, to imply a contrast with a realist novel.
The term gradually came to mean any fiction remote from the conditions and concerns of everyday life. In this sense, romance is a broad term which can include or overlap with such genres as the historical novel or fantasy.
butterfly · chat up · coquet · coquette · court · dally · flirt · mas · philander · solicit · woo
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