Advertisement

Advertisement

purple prose

noun

  1. writing that calls attention to itself because of its obvious use of certain effects, as exaggerated sentiment or pathos, especially in an attempt to enlist or manipulate the reader's sympathies.


purple prose

  1. Writing full of ornate or flowery language. Ornate, flowery speech can also be referred to as purple prose.


Advertisement

Word of the Day

axolotl

[ak-suh-lot-l ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


purple patchpurple sage