prosaism

[ proh-zey-iz-uh m ]
/ proʊˈzeɪ ɪz əm /

noun

prosaic character or style.
a prosaic expression.

Nearby words

  1. pros-,
  2. pros.,
  3. pros. atty.,
  4. prosaic,
  5. prosaicism,
  6. prosaist,
  7. prosateur,
  8. proscenium,
  9. prosciutto,
  10. proscribe

Also pro·sa·i·cism [proh-zey-uh-siz-uh m] /proʊˈzeɪ əˌsɪz əm/.

Origin of prosaism

1780–90; < French prosaïsme see prose, -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for prosaicism

prosaism

prosaicism (prəʊˈzeɪɪˌsɪzəm)

/ (prəʊˈzeɪɪzəm) /

noun

prosaic quality or style
a prosaic expression, thought, etc
Derived Formsprosaist, noun

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