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Definition of Romantic Love

(noun) The strong emotional attachment between two or more people, typically used to describe people in a sexual relationship.

Romantic Love Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ro·man·tic love

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /roh-mAn-tik lUHv/
  • British English – /roh-mAn-tik lUHv/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /roʊˈmæntɪk lʌv/
  • British English – /rəʊˈmæntɪk lʌv/

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Works Consulted

Henslin, James M. 2012. Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach. 10th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Cite the Definition of Romantic Love

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “romantic love.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 3, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/romantic-love/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

romantic love. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/romantic-love/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “romantic love.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 3, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/romantic-love/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“romantic love.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 3 Aug. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/romantic-love/>.