Definitions for Romanyˈrɒm ə ni, ˈroʊ mə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Rom•a•nyˈrɒm ə ni, ˈroʊ mə-(n.)

or Rom•a•ni

  1. the Indo-Aryan language traditionally spoken by the Gypsies, comprising a broad range of dialects.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the Gypsies collectively.

    Category: Peoples

  3. (adj.)of or pertaining to the Gypsies or Romany.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Romany:

1805–15; < Romany, fem. of romano, adj. der. of rom Rom

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gypsy, Gipsy, Romany, Rommany, Romani, Roma, Bohemian(noun)

    a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)

  2. Romany, Gypsy(adj)

    the Indic language of the Gypsies

  3. Romany, Romani(adj)

    of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture

    "Romani nomads"; "Romany folk songs"; "a Gypsy fortune-teller"

Wiktionary

  1. Romany(Adjective)

    Of or belonging to the Roma nation.

  2. Romany(ProperNoun)

    The Indo-Aryan language of the Romani people (also known as Gypsies) or one of its subgroups (Roma, Sinti, Romanichal, etc), closely related to Hindi and Rajasthani. Romany consists of a number of languages, which are considered separate in the ISO 639 classification.

  3. Romany(ProperNoun)

    A member of the Romani people.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Romany(noun)

    a gypsy

  2. Romany(noun)

    the language spoken among themselves by the gypsies

Freebase

  1. Romany

    Romany is an album by The Hollies, the first not to feature distinctive, tenor-range lead singer Allan Clarke, who had left to try a solo career and was replaced by a Swedish singer with lower vocal register, Mikael Rickfors---prompting a somewhat radical reshaping of their trademark vocal harmony style. It was also the first Hollies album to feature only one song written or co-written by lead guitarist Tony Hicks, a member of the band's two in-house songwriting teams, Clarke-Hicks-Nash and Clarke-Hicks-Sylvester. Hicks was the only member of those teams to contribute a song to the album; Rickfors was the only other band member to contribute an original composition to it. The U.S. Epic version which reached #84 on the Billboard 200, omitted the track "Lizzy and the Rainman", and has a slightly altered side one track order. "Courage of Your Convictions" was the one song that sounded most like their previous smash hit "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress", but was inexplicably never issued as a single. The cover of "Romany" shows exactly the same scene as the previous album, but in the winter time as opposed to the summer scene on Distant Light. As the album was nearing release the members of the group were getting nervous. They made at least three changes in the album, announced a single before retracting it again which held it up for three months before finally seeing release.

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