Pronunciation: (prōz), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/prose.html on line 73 [key]
—n., adj., v., prosed, pros•ing.
1. the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.
2. matter-of-fact, commonplace, or dull expression, quality, discourse, etc.
3. Liturgy.a hymn sung after the gradual, originating from a practice of setting words to the jubilatio of the alleluia.
1. of, in, or pertaining to prose.
2. commonplace; dull; prosaic.
to turn into or express in prose.
to write or talk in a dull, matter-of-fact manner.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.