1 definition by ILoveExeter
Purple prose is a type of writing in which the author uses very flowery, descriptive, and unnecessary words in the middle of mundane passages. The words (or descriptions) add nothing to the story and are typically incorporated because the author is not a very good writer to begin with and felt the need to add superfluous imagery to make up for that. "Twilight" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" are prime examples of purple prose.
"The novel is full of purple prose because the author uses a bunch of flowery and superfluous adjectives that distract the reader from the story line."
by ILoveExeter February 24, 2015