Romeo and Juliet


Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet noun

  1. a tragedy (produced between 1591 and 1596) by Shakespeare.

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A tragedy by William Shakespeare about two “star-crossed lovers” (see also star-crossed lovers) whose passionate love for each other ends in death because of the senseless feud between their families. The line “Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” is well known.

Note Figuratively, a “Romeo” is an amorous young man.

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