verismo


ve·ris·mo

noun \vā-ˈrēz-(ˌ)mō\

Definition of VERISMO

:  verism; also :  realism 3

Examples of VERISMO

  1. <the author of this crime novel uses profuse profanity in the name of verismo, but its effectiveness palls after a couple of chapters>

Origin of VERISMO

Italian
First Known Use: circa 1908

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