- 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 verse
- of or in prose
- dull; unimaginative; commonplace; prosaic
intransitive verbprosed, pros′ing