à propos

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English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

à propos

  1. Alternative form of apropos
    • 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 1, page 53:
      windows are favourite seats; and who knows how much may be effected in a tête-à-tête, by the crimson shade of the curtain flitting over a fair cheek à propos?
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage", chapter 121:
      "You are an awfully good sort," he said to her once a propos of nothing at all.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a pʁɔ.po/
  • (Paris)
    (file)
  • (file)

Adverb[edit]

à propos

  1. opportunely, at the right time, just in time
    Synonyms: à point nommé, à pic
  2. by the way
    Synonym: au fait
  3. in connection, concerning, with regard, in reference

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: in point (calque)

Adjective[edit]

à propos (invariable)

  1. opportune, advisable, fitting, appropriate, apropos

Anagrams[edit]


Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French à propos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): //a.prɔˈpɔ// invalid IPA characters (//)
  • (file)

Preposition[edit]

à propos (+ genitive)

  1. apropos (regarding or concerning)

Particle[edit]

à propos

  1. speaking of (incidentally)

Further reading[edit]

  • à propos in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • à propos in Polish dictionaries at PWN