Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

romantic - definition and synonyms

 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
adjective romantic pronunciation in American English /roʊˈmæntɪk/
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  1. 1
    making you have feelings of love and excitement
    We had a romantic dinner in an expensive restaurant.
    What could be more romantic than a wedding on a tropical island?
    1. a.
      involving love and sex
      Romantic relationships between teachers and students are discouraged.
    2. c.
      literature used about books, plays, and movies about love
      It’s a very romantic movie.
      romantic comedy/fiction
  2. 2
    someone who is romantic tends to believe that things are better or more exciting than they really are
    I doubt that your romantic vision of country life matches the reality.
  3. 3

    Romantic

    relating to the style of literature, art, and music known as Romanticism
    the Romantic tradition
    the Romantic poets

derived word

romantically

 romantic pronunciation in American English /roʊˈmæntɪkli/ adverb
Harry and Stephanie are romantically involved.
The castle is romantically situated amid spectacular scenery.

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog