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noun American English pronunciation: romance /roʊˈmæns/ American English pronunciation: romance /ˈroʊˌmæns/ 
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pluralromances

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  1. 1
    [countable] an exciting and usually short romantic relationship
    summer/office romance:

    a summer romance with a happy ending

    whirlwind romance (=a very sudden and exciting one):

    Elaine and Michael married after a whirlwind romance.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the feelings or behavior typical of people who love each other

      She wasn't in a mood for romance.

      Despite the age gap, romance blossomed (=developed).

  2. 2
    [uncountable] books and movies about romantic relationships

    writers of romance

    1. a.
      [countable] cinema, literature a book or movie about a romantic relationship

      a historical romance set in colonial India

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