- a romantic tale or poem; romance.
Origin of romaunt
1520–30; < Anglo-French, variant of Old French romant romance1
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Examples from the Web for romaunt
It was a mania, and is fully expressed in the Romaunt de la Rose.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
An thou knowest the Romaunt so well, wherefore shall I tell it thee?Long Will
I can find no other example; but, in the Romaunt of the Rose, ll.
Chaucer took this idea from the Romaunt of the Rose; see ll.
Perhaps copied by the author of fragment B. of the Romaunt of the Rose.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)
- archaic a verse romance
C16: from Old French; see romantic
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