romanza

noun

music a short instrumental piece of song-like character

Nearby words

  1. romanticism,
  2. romanticist,
  3. romanticize,
  4. romanus,
  5. romany,
  6. romaunt,
  7. rombauer,
  8. romberg,
  9. romberg's sign,
  10. romberg, sigmund

Word Origin for romanza

from Italian

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Examples from the Web for romanza

  • He had reached the second stanza of the romanza from Blisaire, when he was interrupted by a burst of laughter.

  • The "romanza" is now at an end, and certainly "Boldness, Spirit, and Power" have worked in union.

    Piano and Song|Friedrich Wieck
  • The Romanza is a great favorite of mine, it is very graceful, flowing and melodious.

    Piano Mastery|Harriette Brower
  • The effect of extreme shading, however, is accomplished in a single "romanza."

    Piano and Song|Friedrich Wieck