verism


ve·rism

noun \ˈvir-ˌi-zəm, ˈver-\

Definition of VERISM

:  artistic use of contemporary everyday material in preference to the heroic or legendary especially in grand opera
ve·rist \-ist\ noun or adjective
ve·ris·tic \vir-ˈis-tik, ver-\ adjective

Origin of VERISM

Italian verismo, from vero true, from Latin verus
First Known Use: 1892

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