verism

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

Definition of verism 

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

Other words from verism

verist \ˈvir--ist, ˈver- \ noun or adjective
veristic \vir-ˈis-tik, ver- \ adjective

First Known Use of verism

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verism

borrowed from Italian verismo, from vero "true" (going back to Latin vērus) + -ismo -ism — more at very entry 2

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