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


play \ˈvir--ist, ˈver-\ noun or adjective


play \vir-ˈis-tik, ver-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of verism

borrowed from Italian verismo, from vero “true” (going back to Latin vērus) + -ismo -ism — more at 1very

First Known Use: 1892

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