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prose British & World English

Written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure

prose poem British & World English

A piece of imaginative poetic writing in prose

purple prose British & World English

Prose that is too elaborate or ornate

Edda British & World English

Either of two 13th-century Icelandic books, the Elder or Poetic Edda (a collection of Old Norse poems on Norse legends) and the Younger or Prose Edda (a handbook to Icelandic poetry by Snorri Sturluson). The Eddas are the chief source of knowledge of Scandinavian mythology

Prose Edda in Edda British & World English

Either of two 13th-century Icelandic books, the Elder or Poetic Edda (a collection of Old Norse poems on Norse legends) and the Younger or Prose Edda (a handbook to Icelandic poetry by Snorri Sturluson). The Eddas are the chief source of knowledge of Scandinavian mythology

Prose Edda in Edda New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

either of two 13th-century Icelandic books, the Elder or Poetic Edda and the Younger or Prose Edda


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