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PROSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prose mean? 

PROSE (noun)
  The noun PROSE has 2 senses:

1. ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
2. matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression

  Familiarity information: PROSE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROSE (noun)


Sense 1prose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("prose" is a kind of...):

genre; literary genre; writing style (a style of expressing yourself in writing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prose"):

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)


Sense 2prose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("prose" is a kind of...):

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)


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