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


prosaic character or style.
a prosaic expression.


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

Origin of prosaism

1780–90; < French prosaïsme see prose, -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for prosaism


prosaicism (prəʊˈzeɪɪˌsɪzəm)

/ (prəʊˈzeɪɪzəm) /


prosaic quality or style
a prosaic expression, thought, etc

Derived forms of prosaism

prosaist, noun
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