Definition of prose noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəʊz//
; NAmE NAmE//proʊz//
[uncountable] Elements of a story
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writing that is not poetry the author’s clear elegant prose (= style of writing) I plan out an essay in note form before writing it up in continuous prose. a passage in prose See related entries: Elements of a story Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin prosa (oratio) ‘straightforward (discourse)’, feminine of prosus, earlier prorsus ‘direct’.
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