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Definition of Prose


  1. The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing; language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; -- contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition.
  2. Hence, language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
  3. A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass. See Sequence.
  4. Pertaining to, or composed of, prose; not in verse; as, prose composition.
  5. Possessing or exhibiting unpoetical characteristics; plain; dull; prosaic; as, the prose duties of life.
  6. To write in prose.
  7. To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.
  8. To write prose.
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Prose Translations

prose in Dutch is proza
prose in French is prose
prose in German is Prosa
prose in Portuguese is prosa
prose in Spanish is prosa
prose in Swedish is prosa