romancer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French romanceour. Surface etymology is romance +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

romancer ‎(plural romancers)

  1. One who romances.
    • 1977, Billy Joel (music), “The Stranger”, in The Stranger:
      Once I used to believe I was such a great romancer / then I came home to a woman that I did not recognize.
  2. (entertainment industry) A romantic film or television show.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French romancier ‎(to narrate in the vernacular), from romanz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

romancer

  1. (transitive) to romanticize, fictionalize

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

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