2. An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances; as, his courtship,
or his life, was a romance.
3. A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real; as, a girl full of romance.
4. The languages, or rather the several dialects, which were originally forms of popular or vulgar Latin,
and have now developed into Italian. Spanish, French, etc. (called the Romanic languages).
5. (Mus.) A short lyric tale set to music; a song or short instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza.
Syn. Fable; novel; fiction; tale.
(Ro*mance"), a. Of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance.
(Ro*mance"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Romanced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Romancing ] To write or tell
romances; to indulge in extravagant stories.
A very brave officer, but apt to romance.Walpole.