writing that calls attention to itself because of its obvious use of certain effects, as exaggerated sentiment or pathos, especially in an attempt to enlist or manipulate the reader’s sympathies.
Writing full of ornate or flowery language. Ornate, flowery speech can also be referred to as purple prose.
[pur-puh l] /ˈpɜr pəl/ noun 1. any color having components of both red and blue, such as lavender, especially one deep in tone. 2. cloth or clothing of this hue, especially as formerly worn distinctively by persons of imperial, royal, or other high rank. 3. the rank or office of a cardinal. 4. the office […]
noun 1. a plant, Salvia leucophylla, of the mint family, native to California, having silvery leaves and purple spikes of flowers.
noun 1. a sandpiper, Calidris maritima, of arctic regions of the New and Old World, having in winter a slate-gray back with purplish reflections.
noun 1. See under . noun 1. any of numerous crabs that live along the shoreline between the tidemarks, as Hemigrapsus nudus (purple shore crab) of the Pacific coast of North America.