from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Archaic A verse romance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A romantic story told in verse; a romance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A romantic story in verse.”

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See romant.


Middle English, from Old French romans, romant-, romance; see romance.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French romaunt (modern roman), variant of romaunz ‘romance’. (Wiktionary)


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