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
Recent Examples of opportune from the Web
As limiting as the salary cap will be in the next few seasons with impending player raises, this seems like the opportune time to add young cheap talent.
The residents picked an opportune time to make their request, commissioners agreed.
Ken Burns’ Baseball documentary, which aired in September 1994, couldn’t have come at a more opportune moment.
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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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