Ordinary speech or writing, without metrical structure.
2. Commonplace expression or quality.
3. Roman Catholic Church. A hymn of irregular meter sung before the Gospel.
by Linda June 16, 2003
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(proz) n. 1. a supposedly sophisticated way to insult someone else's attempts to write poetry, 2. on IRC #poetry channels the way one lets other people know one considers what they presented as a poem did not meet the minimum standard.
"... but is that really poetry? It seems more like prose."
by Lane May 2, 2004
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Words and phrases specifically manufactured/defined in order to mislead careless, irresponsible and deceptive journalists/writers.

{An innovative, percussive and aggressive method/style of writing wherein the author intentionally creates a word/phrase and a definition for the word/phrase as a weaponized literary instrument, objectively targeting and penetrating conventional thinking, culturally imposed dogmatic norms and multi-layered veils of psychosocially nurtured concepts. Ballistic Prose is a baiting tactic aimed in the direction of reckless, quasi-intellectual journalism with the supreme achievement occuring when journalists utilize such manufactured, Ballistic Prose words/phrases as credible terms, descriptors and characterizations as part of a legitimate literary composition, thus signifying the infiltration of artificially modernized etymology and its manifestation as an extension of an elaborate ruse}.
1. 'Seismic Aqueous Waveform S.A.W.' is an example of a ballistic prose characterization for a ridiculously large wave. There is no such thing as a S.A.W.

2. "Dude, NBC just referred to the most recent ocean wave surge as a 'Seismic Aqueous Waveform'. Do they have any clue that there is no such thing as a Seismic Aqueous Waveform? Lol!"

3. {Hambone reads and replies to one of D Dog's recent definitions on UD} "D Dog, your definitions are such a lively form of 'Ballistic Prose!" {D Dog replies} "Hambone, you just invented the term to describe this style off writing = Ballistic Prose."
by Charitable Disguise January 3, 2020
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a term used to describe literature where the writing is unnecessarily flowery. it means that the writer described the situation (or wrote the entire book, passage, etc) using words that are too extravagant for the type of text, or any text at all. basically, over-describing something. with stupid words.
normal writing:
she lay on her bed dreaming.

purple prose:
she lay upon her silken sheets in her ornately embellished robes of satin, her chest ascending and descending easily with every passing second, deep inside the caverns of her subconscious mind.
by dazzlemethis August 11, 2009
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Poorly-written, non-lyrical poetry -- which you should never listen to while driving, or operating heavy machinery.

I tried to stay focused, but after a half-hour of that never-ending prose-yak, my brain switched to Stand By.
by ΔиłĦ☼иצ ߀₡ʞ February 9, 2009
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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
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"Yo, this novel is so good"
"Yeah, it's one hell of a t-prose"
"I feel dominated"
by Shavesh March 24, 2022
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