Definition of Romance language

1. Noun. The group of languages derived from Latin.

Definition of Romance language

1. Noun. a European language descended from Latin ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Romance Language

Roman mythology
Roman nettle
Roman nose
Roman noses
Roman numeral
Roman numerals
Roman pace
Roman ring
Roman rings
Roman square capitals
Roman wormwood
Romana's sign
Romance language
Romance languages
Romanesque architecture
Romanian deadlift
Romanian deadlifts
Romanian monetary unit

Literary usage of Romance language

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"These dialects may be grouped into two principal languages which are usually named from the word used as an affirmative in each: the romance language of oc ..."

2. The Literary History of the Middle Ages: Comprehending an Account of the by Joseph Berington (1846)
"Thirteenth century: Formation of modern languages—The romane or romance language— ... romance language ..."

3. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"... romance language gorre meant a sow, See Roquefort. plants. Now used not unfrequently in poetry to signify the long floating cobwebs seen in fine weather ..."

4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1841)
"If we take the appellation of romance language in its most extended sense, all the languages and dialects of Western Europe, that is to say, of Italy, ..."

5. An Essay on the Origin and Formation of the Romance Languages: Containing an by George Cornewall Lewis (1862)
"... who has since discussed this subject, adheres to his use of the word, and makes the romance language a common term for the dialects of Provence, ..."

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