Pronunciation: (nē"ō-rō-man'tu-siz"um),[key] —n. 1. (sometimes cap.)Fine Arts.a style of painting developed in the 20th century, chiefly characterized by forms or images that project a sense of nostalgia and fantasy.
2. any of various movements or styles in literature, motion-picture directing, architecture, etc., considered as a return to a more romantic style.