Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

verismo

play
noun ve·ris·mo \vā-ˈrēz-(ˌ)mō\

Definition of verismo

  1. :  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


Learn More about verismo


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up verismo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders duvet spindrift pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ