prose + -ing
Variant of prose
- the ordinary form of written or spoken language, without rhyme or meter; speech or writing, sometimes, specif., nonfictional writing, that is not poetry
- dull, commonplace talk, expression, quality, etc.
Origin of proseMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin prosa, for prorsa (oratio), direct (speech) ; from prorsus, forward, straight on ; from proversus, past participle of provertere, to turn forward: see pro- and amp; verse
- of or in prose
- dull; unimaginative; commonplace; prosaic