Definition of opportune
1 : suitable or convenient for a particular occurrence an opportune moment the legal authorities helped by the opportune use of their powers of arrest — T. E. Vedney
2 : occurring at an appropriate time an opportune offer of assistance The book's publication is opportune.
opportunenessplay \ˌä-pər-ˈt(y)ün-nəs\ noun
Examples of opportune in a sentence
There isn't a more opportune time to invest in the stock market.
an opportune rain shower gave them an excuse to leave the outdoor concert early
OPPORTUNE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of opportune for English Language Learners
: suitable or right for a particular situation
: done or happening at the right time
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