noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French romant Date: 1530 archaic romance 1a(1)

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  • Romaunt — Ro*maunt , n. [See {Romance}.] A romantic story in verse; as, the Romaunt of the Rose. [1913 Webster] O, hearken, loving hearts and bold, Unto my wild romaunt. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • romaunt — [rō mänt′, rōmônt′] n. [OFr romant, var. of romanz: see ROMANCE] Archaic ROMANCE (n. 1 & 2) …   English World dictionary

  • romaunt — /roh mahnt , mawnt /, n. Archaic. a romantic tale or poem; romance. [1520 30; < AF, var. of OF romant ROMANCE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • romaunt — noun /rəˈmɔːnt,rəʊˈmɔːnt/ A romantic story told in verse; a romance. , 1819: They are forbidden to read, save what their Superior permitted [...]; but lo! their ears are at the command of idle minstrels, and their eyes study empty romaunts.… …   Wiktionary

  • romaunt — ro·maunt …   English syllables

  • romaunt — ro•maunt [[t]roʊˈmɑnt, ˈmɔnt[/t]] n. archaic a romantic tale or poem • Etymology: 1520–30; < AF, var. of OF romant, romanz romance …   From formal English to slang

  • romaunt —   n. ancient romance in verse …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • romaunt — rōˈmänt, mȯnt noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French romant more at romantic archaic : romance 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Romaunt of the Rose — is a partial translation into Middle English of the French allegory, the Roman de la Rose . In Geoffrey Chaucer s The Legend of Good Women he confirms that he has translated at least part of the poem but the extant work is of dubious authenticity …   Wikipedia

  • English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …   Wikipedia

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