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.
The romaunt, which is half Arabian in its origin, was at first a simple heroic tale; afterwards it became a very artificial species, adapted to various uses, but in which the picturesque ingredient always predominated even to the most brilliant luxuriance of colouring.
He called his poem a "romaunt," and his valet, poor Fletcher, a "stanch yeomán," and peppered his stanzas thinly with _sooths_ and _wights_ and_ whiloms_, but he gave over this affectation in the later cantos and made no further excursions into the Middle Ages.
At length his natural buoyancy of temper returned, much excited by the title of an old romaunt
Fair dames and damsels, may your loves be as happy as those of the heroine of this romaunt.
On coin and jewel, in prayer and song they bore the Rose-Venus to every land in a living, ever-thrilling romaunt -- far goldener, more thrilling with poetry than was in later times the dull lay of De Loris and Clopinel: for wherever man found joy and beauty in life, feast, and song, she -- the
Was it to have been a second romaunt of 'King Cophetua and the
And, sure enough, there was Kennedy, with rueful face and a maudlin romaunt about a moonlit meeting with a swarm of painted Sioux, over which the stable guard were making merry and stirring the trooper's soul to wrath ungovernable.
This was a romaunt in four cantos upon the already familiar episode of Francesca, that "lily in the mouth of Tartarus."
Verily this is no common mind; else, crazed or sane, it could not weave so straight and gaudy a tale as this out of the airy nothings wherewith it hath wrought this curious romaunt.
Verily, this is no common mind; else, crazed or sane, it could not weave so straight and gaudy a tale as this out of the airy nothings wherewith it hath wrought this curious romaunt.