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noun romance pronunciation in American English /roʊˈmæns/romance pronunciation in American English /ˈroʊˌmæns/
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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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