adjective ro·man·tic \rō-ˈman-tik, rə-\

: of, relating to, or involving love between two people

: making someone think of love : suitable for romance

: thinking about love and doing and saying things to show that you love someone

Full Definition of ROMANTIC

:  consisting of or resembling a romance
:  having no basis in fact :  imaginary
:  impractical in conception or plan :  visionary
a :  marked by the imaginative or emotional appeal of what is heroic, adventurous, remote, mysterious, or idealized
b often capitalized :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of romanticism
c :  of or relating to music of the 19th century characterized by an emphasis on subjective emotional qualities and freedom of form; also :  of or relating to a composer of this music
a :  having an inclination for romance :  responsive to the appeal of what is idealized, heroic, or adventurous
b :  marked by expressions of love or affection
c :  conducive to or suitable for lovemaking
:  of, relating to, or constituting the part of the hero especially in a light comedy
ro·man·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ROMANTIC

  1. She had romantic feelings for him.
  2. He had a romantic relationship with a coworker.
  3. His brother was having romantic troubles at the time.
  4. She won't discuss her romantic life with the press.
  5. Why can't you be more romantic?
  6. He has some romantic notions about life on a farm.
  7. She had a lot of big romantic dreams of becoming an actress.
  8. Beethoven was the first great Romantic composer.

Origin of ROMANTIC

French romantique, from obsolete romant romance, from Old French romanz
First Known Use: 1650

Rhymes with ROMANTIC



: a person who thinks a lot about love and does and says things that show strong feelings of love for someone

: someone who is not realistic or practical : someone who thinks that things are better or more exciting than they really are

Romantic : a writer, musician, or artist whose work stresses emotion and imagination : a writer, musician, or artist of Romanticism

Full Definition of ROMANTIC

:  a romantic person, trait, or component
capitalized :  a romantic writer, artist, or composer

Examples of ROMANTIC

  1. She married a real romantic who brings her roses every day.
  2. Law school is no place for idealists and romantics.
  3. Beethoven was the first great Romantic among composers.

First Known Use of ROMANTIC

ROMANTICALLY Defined for Kids


adjective ro·man·tic \rō-ˈman-tik\

Definition of ROMANTIC for Kids

:  stressing or appealing to the emotions or imagination
:  involving or showing feelings of love
:  not realistic :  impractical
:  suitable for a love story
ro·man·ti·cal·ly \-ti-kə-lē\ adverb


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