prosaism

noun
pro·​sa·​ism | \ ˈprō-(ˌ)zā-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce prosaism (audio) \

Definition of prosaism

1 : a prosaic manner, style, or quality
2 : a prosaic expression

First Known Use of prosaism

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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