apropos

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See also: à propos and àpropos

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Borrowing from French à propos ("on that subject").

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apropos (comparative more apropos, superlative most apropos)

  1. Of an appropriate or pertinent nature.
  2. by the way, incidental.
    • 1877, Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet
      Sherlock Holmes rose and lit his pipe. "No doubt you think that you are complimenting me in comparing me to Dupin," he observed. "Now, in my opinion, Dupin was a very inferior fellow. That trick of his of breaking in on his friends' thoughts with an apropos remark after a quarter of an hour's silence is really very showy and superficial. He had some analytical genius, no doubt; but he was by no means such a phenomenon as Poe appeared to imagine."

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Preposition[edit]

apropos

  1. Regarding or concerning.
    • 2011, Jeremy Harding, "Diary", London Review of Books, 33.VII:
      Few have the same root and branch obsession with the recent past or the avenger’s recall (‘the necessity for long memory and sarcasm in argument’, as he wrote apropos the old left intelligentsia in New York).

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apropos

  1. By the way.
  2. Timely; at a good time.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French à propos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /apropo/, [apʰʁ̥opʰo], [ɑpʰʁ̥opʰo]

Noun[edit]

apropos n (singular definite aproposet or apropos'et, plural indefinite aproposer or apropos'er)

  1. aside

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Preposition[edit]

apropos

  1. apropos (regarding or concerning)

Adverb[edit]

apropos

  1. apropos

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French à propos

Adverb[edit]

apropos

  1. apropos

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