Definitions for verismovəˈrɪz moʊ, -ˈriz-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ve•ris•movəˈrɪz moʊ, -ˈriz-(n.)
a style of 19th-century Italian opera typically stressing verism of setting and character.
Category: Music and Dance, Foreign Term
Origin of verismo:
1905–10; < It
An artistic movement, from 19th century Italian literature and opera, in which rural and everyday people and themes were treated in an often melodramatic manner