verismo

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ve·ris·mo

 (və-rĭz′mō)
n.
1. Verism.
2. An artistic movement of the late 1800s, originating in Italy and influential especially in grand opera, marked by the use of rural characters and common, everyday themes often treated in a melodramatic manner.

[Italian; see verism.]

verismo

(vɛˈrɪzməʊ; Italian veˈrismo)
n
(Classical Music) music a school of composition that originated in Italian opera towards the end of the 19th century, drawing its themes from real life and emphasizing naturalistic elements. Its chief exponent was Puccini
[C19: from Italian; see verism]

ve•ris•mo

(vəˈrɪz moʊ, -ˈriz-)

n.
a style of 19th-century Italian opera typically stressing verism of setting and character.
[1905–10; < Italian]

verismo, verism

the artistic use of commonplace, everyday, and contemporary material in opera, especially some 20th-century Italian and French works, as Louise. — verist, n., adj. — veristic, adj.
See also: Music