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noun romance pronunciation in American English /roʊˈmæns/romance pronunciation in American English /ˈroʊˌmæns/
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pluralromances
  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).

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