Definition of pre-Romantic in US English:

pre-Romantic

adjective

  • Designating, relating to, or characteristic of the period before the Romantic movement.

noun

  • A composer or writer of the pre-Romantic period.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Fortnightly Review. From pre- + romantic.

Pronunciation

pre-Romantic

/ˌpriːrə(ʊ)ˈmantɪk/