[ adjective ] belonging to or characteristic of romanticism or the Romantic movement in the arts
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
The concert opened with another big romantic score , Schumann's Overture_to_Manfred , which suffered fate , this time with orchestral thrusts to the Byronic point to keep it afloat .(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Those accustomed to broader , more romantic statements of the symphony can be expected to react strongly when they hear this one .
[ noun ] a soulful or amorous idealist
Used in print(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
Mickie had a pleasant glow as he said , `` You see , both of them , I mean the President and Jeff_Lawrence , are romantics .
A romantic is one who thinks the world is divinely inspired and all he has_to do is find the right key , and then divine justice and altruism will appear .
[ adjective ] (sexuality) expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance
"her amatory affairs" "amorous glances" "a romantic adventure" "a romantic moonlight ride"
Used in print(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)
I would have foregone my romantic chances rather than leave a friend sweltering and dusty and - Well , at_least I would n't have shouted back a taunt .(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
He had picked_out this pathless trail , instead of the common one , in a moment of romantic fancy , to give them privacy on their honeymoon .
[ noun ] (fine art) an artist of the romantic period or someone influenced by romanticism
Used in print(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)
English philosopher Samuel_Alexander 's debt to Wordsworth and Meredith is a recent interesting example , as also A._N._Whitehead 's understanding of the English romantics , chiefly Shelley and Wordsworth .