—n. 1. the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.
2. matter-of-fact, commonplace, or dull expression, quality, discourse, etc.
3. Liturgy.a hymn sung after the gradual, originating from a practice of setting words to the jubilatio of the alleluia.
—adj. 1. of, in, or pertaining to prose.
2. commonplace; dull; prosaic.
—v.t. to turn into or express in prose.
—v.i. to write or talk in a dull, matter-of-fact manner.