or Ro·ma·noff

[roh-muh-nawf, -nof, roh-mah-nuh f; Russian ruh-mah-nuh f]
  1. a member of the imperial dynasty of Russia that ruled from 1613 to 1917.
  2. Mi·kha·il Feo·do·ro·vich [myi-khuh-yeel fyaw-duh-ruh-vyich] /myɪ xʌˈyil ˈfyɔ də rə vyɪtʃ/, 1596–1645, emperor of Russia 1613–45: first ruler of the house of Romanov. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of romanovs

  • For no throne was less secure than the throne of the Romanovs.

  • They are now the quarry of the Russian Tsar, and only the Romanovs and their guests possess the privilege of hunting them down.

British Dictionary definitions for romanovs


  1. any member of the Russian imperial dynasty that ruled from the crowning (1613) of Mikhail Fyodorovich to the abdication (1917) of Nicholas II during the February Revolution
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romanovs in Culture


[(roh-muh-nawfs, roh-mah-nuhfs)]

The family that ruled Russia from the seventeenth century until the Russian Revolution. Empress Catherine the Great and Czar Peter the Great were Romanovs.

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