Definitions of Romance
  1. adjective
    relating to languages derived from Latin
    Romance languages”
    synonyms: Latin
  2. noun
    the group of languages derived from Latin
    synonyms: Latinian language, Romance language
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    Haitian Creole
    a creole language spoken by most Haitians; based on French and various African languages
    the Romance language spoken in Italy
    the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
    the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil
    a language spoken in Galicia in northwestern Spain; it is between Portuguese and Spanish but closer to Portuguese; sometimes considered a Portuguese or Spanish dialect
    the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
    the Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain (related to Spanish and Occitan)
    Rhaeto-Romance, Rhaeto-Romanic
    Romance dialects spoken in parts of southeastern Switzerland and northern Italy and the Tyrol
    Romanian, Rumanian
    an eastern Romance language spoken in Romania
    Old Italian
    the Italian language up to the middle of the 16th century
    the Italian dialect spoken in Sardinia; sometimes considered a separate language with many loan words from Spanish
    a dialect of Italian spoken in Tuscany (especially Florence)
    Langue d'oil, Langue d'oil French
    medieval provincial dialects of French spoken in central and northern France
    Langue d'oc, Langue d'oc French
    medieval provincial dialects of French formerly spoken in the south of France
    Old French
    the earliest form of the French language; 9th to 15th century
    Norman French, Norman-French, Old North French
    the medieval Norman dialect of Old French
    Anglo-French, Anglo-Norman
    the French (Norman) language used in medieval England
    Canadian French
    the French language as spoken in Quebec, Canada
    a dialect of French spoken in Belgium and adjacent parts of France
    the Spanish language as spoken in Castile
    Judeo-Spanish, Ladino
    the Spanish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews but written in the Hebrew script
    Mexican Spanish
    the dialect of Spanish spoken in Mexico
    Friuli, Friulian
    a Rhaeto-Romance dialect spoken in northeastern Italy
    a Rhaeto-Romance dialect of Romansh spoken in southeastern Switzerland
    Romansh, Rumansh
    the Rhaeto-Romance language spoken in southeastern Switzerland; it is an official language of Switzerland
    type of:
    any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
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