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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“Prosaism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prosaism. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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