\ ˈprō-zē How to pronounce prosy (audio) \
prosier; prosiest

Definition of prosy

: lacking in qualities that seize the attention or strike the imagination : commonplace especially : tediously dull in speech or manner

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Other Words from prosy

prosily \ ˈprō-​zə-​lē How to pronounce prosily (audio) \ adverb
prosiness \ ˈprō-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce prosiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of prosy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the start of the 20th century, instead of offering a few prosy sentences that gestured vaguely toward ingredient amounts, American recipes increasingly began with a list of ingredients in precise, numerical quantities: teaspoons, ounces, cups. Helen Zoe Veit, Smithsonian, "The Making of the Modern American Recipe," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of prosy

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosy

prose entry 1

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Cite this Entry

“Prosy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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