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verism

play
noun ve·rism \ˈvir-ˌi-zəm, ˈver-\

Definition of verism

  1. :  artistic use of contemporary everyday material in preference to the heroic or legendary especially in grand opera

ve·rist play \-ist\ noun or adjective
ve·ris·tic play \vir-ˈis-tik, ver-\ adjective


Origin of verism

Italian verismo, from vero true, from Latin verus


First Known Use: 1892


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