Prose is regular written or spoken language that is not poetry.(noun)
An example of prose is the writing in Catcher in the Rye.
See prose in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < MFr < L prosa, for prorsa (oratio), direct (speech) < prorsus, forward, straight on < proversus, pp. of provertere, to turn forward: see pro- & verse
See prose in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin prōsa (ōrātiō), straightforward (discourse)
Origin: , feminine of prōsus
Origin: , alteration of prōrsus
Origin: , from prōversus
Origin: , past participle of prōvertere, to turn forward
Origin: : prō-, forward; see pro-1
Origin: + vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
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