Definition of Romanticism in English :

Define Romanticism in English

Romanticism meaning in English

Meaning of Romanticism in English

Pronunciation of Romanticism in English

Romanticism pronunciation in English

Pronounce Romanticism in English


see synonyms of romanticism


1. romanticism

impractical romantic ideals and attitudes

2. romantic movement, romanticism

a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization

Example Sentences:
'Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality'

3. romance, romanticism

an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

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see synonyms of romanticism
1. (often capital)
the theory, practice, and style of the romantic art, music, and literature of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, usually opposed to classicism
romantic attitudes, ideals, or qualities

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see synonyms of romanticism
romantic spirit, outlook, tendency, etc.
2.  [usually R-]
Romantic Movement
the spirit, attitudes, style, etc. of, or adherence to, the Romantic Movement or a similar movement
see also classicism, realism

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see synonyms of romanticism
1. often Romanticism An artistic and intellectual movement originating in Europe in the late 1700s and characterized by a heightened interest in nature, emphasis on the individual's expression of emotion and imagination, departure from the attitudes and forms of classicism, and rebellion against established social rules and conventions.
2. Romantic quality or spirit in thought, expression, or action.

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