Prosaism Pro"sa*ism, n. That which is in the form of prose writing; a prosaic manner. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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  • prosaism — [prō′zā iz΄əm] n. [Fr prosaïsme] 1. prosaic quality or style 2. a prosaic expression …   English World dictionary

  • prosaism — noun Date: 1787 1. a prosaic manner, style, or quality 2. a prosaic expression …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prosaism — /proh zay iz euhm/, n. 1. prosaic character or style. 2. a prosaic expression. Also, prosaicism /proh zay euh siz euhm/. [1780 90; < F prosaïsme see PROSE, ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • prosaism — noun /prəʊˈzeɪɪzəm/ A manner, quality, expression, style, phrase or word that is prosaic. Syn: banality …   Wiktionary

  • prosaism — prəʊseɪɪzm n. common or nonpoetic expression; character of the prose writing style …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prosaism — pro·sa·ism …   English syllables

  • prosaism — pro•sa•ism [[t]proʊˈzeɪ ɪz əm[/t]] also pro•sa•i•cism [[t] əˌsɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) prosaic character or style 2) a prosaic expression • Etymology: 1780–90; < F prosaïsme. See prosaic, ism …   From formal English to slang

  • prosaism — /ˈproʊzeɪˌɪzəm/ (say prohzay.izuhm) noun 1. prosaic character. 2. a prosaic expression. Also, prosaicism /proʊˈzeɪəsɪzəm/ (say proh zayuhsizuhm) …   Australian English dictionary

  • prosaism — āˌizəm noun ( s) Etymology: French prosaïsme, from prosaïque prosaic (from Late Latin prosaicus), after such pairs as French archaïque archaic : archaïsme archaism (from New Latin archaismus) 1. : a prosaic manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro|sa|i|cism — «proh ZAY uh sihz uhm», noun. = prosaism. (Cf. ↑prosaism) …   Useful english dictionary

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