Associations to the word «Prose»


PROSE, noun. Language, particularly written language, not intended as poetry.
PROSE, noun. Language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
PROSE, noun. (Roman Catholicism) A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass.
PROSE, verb. To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.
PROSE POEM, noun. (literature) A literary text written in the manner of prose—without the fixed lines, rhyme, and meter often characteristic of poetry—but nonetheless clearly possessing some of the distinctive attributes of poetry, such as lyrical language, evocation of feeling, vivid imagery, metaphor, and linguistic devices like assonance or alliteration.

Dictionary definition

PROSE, noun. Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse.
PROSE, noun. Matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression.

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne