Definitions for verismˈvɪər ɪz əm, ˈvɛr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•ismˈvɪər ɪz əm, ˈvɛr-(n.)

  1. strict representation of truth and reality in art and literature, including the homely and vulgar.

    Category: Fine Arts

Origin of verism:

1890–95; < L vēr(us) true + -ism ; cf. verismo

ve•ris′tic(adj.)

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  1. verism(Noun)

    Presenting common, everyday subjects, specifically eschewing the heroic or legendary.

  2. verism(Noun)

    A movement in the late 19th century, related to realism

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  1. Verism

    Verism is the artistic preference of contemporary everyday subject matter instead of the heroic or legendary in art and literature; a form of realism. The word comes from Latin verus.

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