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prose (prz) n. 1. Ordinary speech or writing, without metrical structure. 2. Commonplace expression or quality. 3. Roman Catholic Church A hymn of irregular meter sung before the Gospel. intr.v. prosed, pros·ing, pros·es 1. To write prose. 2. To speak or write in a dull, tiresome style.


[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin prsa (rti), straightforward (discourse), feminine of prsus, alteration of prrsus, from prversus, past participle of prvertere, to turn forward : pr-, forward; see pro-1 + vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.]

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsNoun 1. prose - ordinary writing as distinguished from verse euphuism - an elegant style of prose of the Elizabethan period; characterized by balance and antithesis and alliteration and extended similes with and allusions to nature and mythology nonfiction, nonfictional prose - prose writing that is not fictional interior monologue - a literary genre that presents a fictional character's sequence of thoughts in the form of a monologue stream of consciousness - a literary genre that reveals a character's thoughts and feeling as they develop by means of a long soliloquy prose poem - prose that resembles poetry polyphonic prose - a rhythmical prose employing the poetic devices of alliteration and assonance literary genre, writing style, genre - a style of expressing yourself in writing

2. prose - matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression

expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

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