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

Romeo and Juliet definition

A tragedy by William Shakespeare about two “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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