parenthetical

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpæ.ɹən.θɛt.ɪkl̩/

AdjectiveEdit

parenthetical (not comparable)

  1. using, containing, or within parentheses (like this)
  2. that explains or qualifies something
  3. that is incidental

NounEdit

parenthetical (plural parentheticals)

  1. A word or phrase within parentheses.
  2. (screenwriting) A descriptor or modifier enclosed within parentheses and put, indented, in a line of dialogue to describe how it should be acted or directed onscreen.