[roh-muh-nawf, -nof, roh-mah-nuhf; Russian ruh-mah-nuhf]
a member of the imperial dynasty of Russia that ruled from 1613 to 1917.
Mikhail Feodorovich [myi-khuh-yeel fyaw-duh-ruh-vyich] , 1596–1645, emperor of Russia 1613–45: first ruler of the house of Romanov.
Also, Romanoff. Unabridged
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Romanov (ˈrəʊmənɒf, Russian raˈmanəf)
any member of the Russian imperial dynasty that ruled from the crowning (1613) of Mikhail Fyodorovich to the abdication (1917) of Nicholas II during the February Revolution

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Romanovs [(roh-muh-nawfs, roh-mah-nuhfs)]

The family that ruled Russia from the seventeenth century until the Russian Revolution. Empress Catherine the Great and Czar Peter the Great were Romanovs.

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