prose
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɹəʊz/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈpɹoʊz/
Noun

prose (uncountable)

  1. Language, particularly written language, not intended as poetry.
    Though known mostly for her prose, she also produced a small body of excellent poems.
  2. Language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
  3. (Roman Catholicism) A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass.
Antonyms Related terms Translations Verb

prose (proses, present participle prosing; past and past participle prosed)

  1. To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.
    • 1819, John Keats, Otho the Great, Act I, Scene II, verses 189-190
      Pray, do not prose, good Ethelbert, but speak;
      What is your purpose?



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