verism
noun Etymology: Italian verismo, from vero true, from Latin verus Date: 1892 artistic use of contemporary everyday material in preference to the heroic or legendary especially in grand opera • verist noun or adjectiveveristic adjective

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  • verism — VERÍSM s.n. Curent literar şi muzical (de operă) apărut în Italia la sfârşitul sec. al XIX lea, care abordează teme realiste (şi naturaliste) legate de viaţa cotidiană şi de faptele oamenilor simpli. – Din it. verismo, fr. vérisme. Trimis de ana… …   Dicționar Român

  • verism — [vir′iz΄əm, ver′iz΄əm] n. [It verismo < vero, true < L verus (see VERY) + ISM] realism or naturalism in the arts verist adj., n. veristic [vi ris′tik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Verism — This article is about artistic preference. For artistic movement, see Verismo. Verism is the artistic preference of contemporary everyday subject matter instead of the heroic or legendary in art and literature; a form of realism. The word comes… …   Wikipedia

  • verism — verist, n., adj. veristic, adj. /vear iz euhm, ver /, n. the theory that rigid representation of truth and reality is essential to art and literature, and therefore the ugly and vulgar must be included. [1890 95; < L ver(um) truth + ISM; cf.… …   Universalium

  • verism — noun a) Presenting common, everyday subjects, specifically eschewing the heroic or legendary. b) A movement in the late 19th century, related to realism …   Wiktionary

  • verísm — s. n …   Romanian orthography

  • verism — n. belief that reality and truth must be accurately represented in literature and the arts (thereby legitimizing the use of vulgarity and/or obscenity) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • verism — ve·rism …   English syllables

  • verism — ver•ism [[t]ˈvɪər ɪz əm, ˈvɛr [/t]] n. fia strict representation of truth and reality in art and literature, including the homely and vulgar • Etymology: 1890–95; < L vēr(us) true + ism; cf. verismo ver′ist, n. adj. ve•ris′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • verism — /ˈvɛrɪzəm/ (say verizuhm) noun the theory that rigid representation of truth and reality is essential to art and literature and therefore the ugly and vulgar must be included. {Latin vērus true + ism} –verist, noun –verist, adjective –veristic… …   Australian English dictionary

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