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Definition of romanticism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (also Romanticism)
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  1. 1a style and movement in art, music, and literature in the late 18th and early 19th century, in which strong feelings, imagination, and a return to nature were more important than reason, order, and intellectual ideas compare realism
  2. 2the quality of seeing people, events, and situations as more exciting and interesting than they really are
  3. 3strong feelings of love; the fact of showing emotion, affection, etc.
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