Definition of pre-romanticism
- … Pre-Romanticism was not really an intellectual movement per se. It is, rather, a label given by modern commentators to various developments that signal the dissolution of the Enlightenment paradigm and the emergence of new approaches.
- —Walter Kudrycz
- Throughout the eighteenth century, all over Europe, signs appeared of new interests and new feelings about neglected elements in life and art. This is sometimes called eighteenth-century romanticism or pre-romanticism.
- —Jacques Barzun
pre-romanticplay \ˌprē-rō-ˈman-tik, -rə-\ or less commonly pre-Romantic or Pre-Romantic adjective
- pre-romantic music
- a pre-Romantic composer/poet
- the Pre-Romantic era
- Each chapter has a hilarious heading, revealing Weldon's affinity with the pre-Romantic tradition of Sterne and Swift.
- —Anne Harris