Definition of romanticism in English:

romanticism

Pronunciation /rōˈman(t)əˌsizəm/ /roʊˈmæn(t)əˌsɪzəm/

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noun

  • 1

    (also Romanticism)
    A movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual.
    Often contrasted with classicism

    Romanticism was a reaction against the order and restraint of classicism and neoclassicism, and a rejection of the rationalism which characterized the Enlightenment. In music, the period embraces much of the 19th century, with composers including Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, and Wagner. Writers exemplifying the movement include Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats; among romantic painters are such stylistically diverse artists as William Blake, J. M. W. Turner, Delacroix, and Goya

  • 2The state or quality of being romantic.

    ‘her sisters would temper that romanticism with a large pinch of realism’
    • ‘‘There was a romanticism about it and a mystery,’ he says.’
    • ‘It's got a certain romanticism, the radio does.’
    • ‘He also had a certain romanticism and thrill about him which made me feel breathless and like I was ten feet above the ground, floating in the air.’
    • ‘Maggie saw it, too, and with all the romanticism in a young woman's heart, she welcomed it.’
    mawkishness, over-sentimentality, sentimentalism, emotionalism, overemotionalism