verismo

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noun ve·ris·mo \vā-ˈrēz-(ˌ)mō\

Definition of verismo

  1. :  verism; also :  realism 3

Examples of verismo in a Sentence

  1. the author of this crime novel uses profuse profanity in the name of verismo, but its effectiveness palls after a couple of chapters

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Origin and Etymology of verismo

borrowed from Italian — more at verism


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