- an·ti·ro·man·ti·cism, noun
- hy·per·ro·man·ti·cism, noun
- non·ro·man·ti·cism, noun
- post-Ro·man·ti·cism, adjective
- pre·ro·man·ti·cism, noun
- pro·ro·man·ti·cism, noun
- su·per·ro·man·ti·cism, noun
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How to use romanticism in a sentence
One of the monstrous creatures that originated in Scandinavian folklore, the Kraken can be perceived as the amalgamation of different legends and general romanticism associated with the unknown depths of the seas.
Bourdain was the guy who could juggle romanticism, nostalgia and unvarnished truth, whether it was about Atlantic City, Iran or his own troubled life.Anthony Bourdain’s messy, brilliant life comes into focus in a new oral biography | Tim Carman | September 30, 2021 | Washington Post
Nostalgia for the past is out; so is romanticism about the future.
We know the only thing more hopeless than his hypochondria is his romanticism.He’s Still Older, Even in the Moonlight: Woody Allen’s May-December Romances Inspire Scrutiny | Teo Bugbee | July 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even in Germany, where Nazi memorabilia and romanticism are outlawed, a neo-fascist claimed a seat.
Since its early days, train travel has been shrouded in an aura of romanticism.All Aboard the Orient Express: Looking Back at the Golden Age of Train Travel | Sarah Moroz | April 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But I love romanticism, I love being slightly wrong about how things will work out.The Book of B.J. Novak: An Absurdist, Scathingly Funny Literary Debut | Caryn James | February 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
No one, even at the time of fervour for romanticism, had more respect and adoration for the great masters than Baudelaire.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
Since his style was characterized by romanticism combined with realism, this book caused much controversy among its local readers.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
I may, however, inform the reader that the subject of romanticism will give rise to further discussion in subsequent chapters.
romanticism had not invaded music to the same extent as the literary and pictorial arts.
Chopin's repugnance was not confined only to the frantic side and the delirious excesses of romanticism as Liszt thinks.
British Dictionary definitions for romanticism
(often capital) the theory, practice, and style of the romantic art, music, and literature of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, usually opposed to classicism
romantic attitudes, ideals, or qualities
- romanticist, noun
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Cultural definitions for romanticism (1 of 4)
A movement in literature and the fine arts, beginning in the early nineteenth century, that stressed personal emotion, free play of the imagination, and freedom from rules of form. Among the leaders of romanticism in world literature were Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Friedrich von Schiller. (See also under “Literature in English, Conventions of Written English, and Fine Arts.”)
A movement in literature and the fine arts, beginning in the early nineteenth century, that stressed personal emotion, free play of the imagination, and freedom from rules of form. Among the leaders of romanticism in English literature were William Blake, Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and William Wordsworth.
A movement that shaped all the arts in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Romanticism generally stressed the essential goodness of human beings (see Jean-Jacques Rousseau), celebrated nature rather than civilization, and valued emotion and imagination over reason. (Compare classicism.)
A movement in literature, music, and painting in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Romanticism has often been called a rebellion against an overemphasis on reason in the arts. It stressed the essential goodness of human beings (see Jean-Jacques Rousseau), celebrated nature rather than civilization, and valued emotion and imagination over reason. Some major figures of romanticism in the fine arts are the composers Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johannes Brahms, and the painter Joseph Turner.
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