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adjective British English pronunciation: romantic /rəʊˈmæntɪk/

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  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 staff and students are discouraged.

    2. c.
      literature used about books, plays, and films about love

      It's a very romantic film.

      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.

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romantically

 British English pronunciation: romantically /rəʊˈmæntɪkli/  adverb

Harry and Stephanie are romantically involved.

The castle is romantically situated amid spectacular scenery.

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