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Borrowed 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.
    • 1877, Jules Verne, translated by Frederick Amadeus Malleson, Journey into the Interior of the Earth, Chapter VI,
      Nothing easier. I received not long ago a map from my friend, Augustus Petermann, at Leipzig. Nothing could be more apropos.
    • 2008 December, Anne Valdespino, “Mr. Stox”, in Orange Coast, volume 34, number 12, ISSN 0279-0483, page 139:
      Served outside the shell and sliced in bite-sized pieces, it's as apropos for a first date as a business dinner.
  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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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.
  3. To the purpose; appropriately.

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DanishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French à propos.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. aside

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apropos

  1. apropos (regarding or concerning)

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apropos

  1. apropos

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French à propos.

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apropos

  1. apropos

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