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romanticist Syllabification: ro·man·ti·cist
Pronunciation: /rōˈmantəsəst/

Definition of romanticist in English:


1A writer, artist, or musician of the Romantic movement.
Example sentences
  • Like the leading surrealists he undertook a serious study of psychoanalysis and cultivated a friendship with the German romanticist writer Hermann Hesse for whose books he provided illustrations.
  • After a brief stint as a literary critic in the columns of L' Indicatore Genovese on the side of the romanticists against classicists, he found his way into the secret society of the carbonari to conspire and agitate for government reform.
  • It was a pathetic love story of the romanticist poetess Elizabeth Barrett and novice poet Robert Browning.
1.1A person who subscribes to the artistic movement or ideas of Romanticism.

Words that rhyme with romanticist

narcissist • geneticist

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