Prose that is too elaborate or ornate.
More example sentences
- Not only does the work fall prey to purple prose and bad prose poetry on more than a few occasions, there are other moments when the work is just too mannered.
- Stylistically, the author drifts between literary and purple prose.
- I won't even go into the purple-ness of that purple prose.
Definition of purple prose in:
- The British & World English dictionary