apropos

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1ap·ro·pos

adverb \ˌa-prə-ˈpō, ˈa-prə-ˌ\

Definition of APROPOS

1
:  at an opportune time :  seasonably
2
:  by way of interjection or further comment :  with regard to the present topic

Examples of APROPOS

  1. <I went up to New York last weekend; apropos, have you seen your New York cousins lately?>

Origin of APROPOS

French à propos, literally, to the purpose
First Known Use: 1668

Related to APROPOS

Synonyms
en passant, incidentally, by the by (or by the bye), by the way, in passing

Rhymes with APROPOS

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2ap·ro·pos

adjective \ˌa-prə-ˈpō, ˈa-prə-ˌ\

: suitable or appropriate

Full Definition of APROPOS

:  being both relevant and opportune <apropos comments>

Examples of APROPOS

  1. The ceremony concluded with the reading of an apropos poem.
  2. The comment, though unexpected, was apropos.
  3. This short yet spacious and powerful book … reminds us of the careful and apropos writing of J.M. Coetzee, W.G. Sebald and Uwe Timm. —Thomas McGuane, New York Times Book Review, 24 June 2007

Origin of APROPOS

(see 1apropos)
First Known Use: 1686

3ap·ro·pos

preposition \ˌa-prə-ˈpō, ˈa-prə-ˌ\

: with regard to (something)

Full Definition of APROPOS

Examples of APROPOS

  1. <makes a number of telling observations apropos the current political situation>

Origin of APROPOS

(see 1apropos)
First Known Use: 1751

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