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prose

noun [U] uk   /prəʊz/ us    /proʊz/
written language in its ordinary form rather than poetry: I've always preferred reading prose to poetry.
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Translations of “prose”
in Korean 산문…
in Arabic نَثر…
in French prose…
in Turkish düz yazı, nesir…
in Italian prosa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 散文…
in Russian проза…
in Polish proza…
in Spanish prosa…
in Portuguese prosa…
in German die Prosa…
in Catalan prosa…
in Japanese 散文(体)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 散文…
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