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Definition of romantic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1connected or concerned with love or a sexual relationship a romantic candlelit dinner romantic stories/fiction/comedy I'm not interested in a romantic relationship.
  2. 2(of people) showing feelings of love Why don't you ever give me flowers? I wish you'd be more romantic.
  3. 3beautiful in a way that makes you think of love or feel strong emotions romantic music romantic mountain scenery romantic images of deserted beaches
  4. 4having an attitude to life where imagination and the emotions are especially important; not looking at situations in a realistic way a romantic view of life When I was younger, I had romantic ideas of becoming a writer.
  5. 5Romantic [usually before noun] used to describe literature, music, or art, especially of the 19th century, that is concerned with strong feelings, imagination, and a return to nature, rather than reason, order, and intellectual ideas the Romantic movement Keats is one of the greatest Romantic poets.
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  7. NAmE//roʊˈmæntɪkli//
    adverb to be romantically involved with someone Their names have been linked romantically. He talked romantically of the past and his youth.
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