from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Realism in art and literature.
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- n. Presenting common, everyday subjects, specifically eschewing the heroic or legendary.
- n. A movement in the late 19th century, related to realism
Italian verismo : vero, true (from Latin vērus) + -ismo, system of principles (from Latin -ismus, -ism).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)