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Romance (from Vulgar Latin rōmānicē "in the Roman language", i.e., "Latin") may refer to:

Common meanings[edit]

  • Romance (love), love based on emotional attachment as portrayed as ideal in chivalric romance literature
  • Romance languages (also called Romanic languages or Neo-Latin languages), the modern languages that evolved from Vulgar Latin between the third and eighth centuries and that form a subgroup of the Italic languages within the Indo-European language family
    • Romance studies, an academic discipline that covers the study of the languages, literatures, and cultures of areas that speak a Romance language


Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]



Literary genres[edit]





Other uses in music[edit]

  • Romance (music), a type of ballad or lyrical song
    • Romance (meter), a metric pattern found in Spanish ballads
    • Romancero, the corpus of such Spanish ballads, or a collection of them
    • Russian romance or Russian Gypsy song, a type of sentimental art song with hints of Gypsy influence that was developed in Imperial Russia
    • Scandinavian romanser, classical art songs, equivalent to the German Lied

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