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noun romance pronunciation in British English /rəʊˈmæns/ 
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singularromance
pluralromances
  1. 1
    [countable] an exciting and usually short romantic relationship
    holiday/office romance:

    a holiday 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 behaviour typical of people who love each other

      She wasn't in a mood for romance.

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

  2. 2
    [countable] cinema, literature a book or film about a romantic relationship

    a historical romance set in India

    1. a.
      [uncountable] books and films about romantic relationships

      writers of romance

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