Complete Definition of "apropos"

see|à propos
English

Etymology
F. à propos, by the way

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /ˌæp.ɹəˈpo/
audio|en-us-apropos.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
apropos (no comparative or superlative)

  1. Of an appropriate or pertinent nature.

Translations
Russian: t|ru|уместный|trum'éstnyj, t|ru|подходящий|trpodχod'áš'ij

Preposition
apropos

  1. regarding or concerning

#: Apropos the return home of the body of old King Nicholas of Montenegro ('Communists allow burial of Montenegro's last king', 2 October): King Alexander of Yugoslavia was his grandson, not his son-in-law.

Translations
trans-top|regarding or concerning
French: à propos
trans-mid
Romanian: apropo de
Russian: t|ru|кстати|tr=kstáti
Spanish: a propósito
Swedish: apropå
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Antonyms
malapropos

Derived terms
apropos of nothing

Adverb
apropos

  1. “By the way”.
  2. timely, at a good time.

Translations
trans-top|by the way
German: apropos#German|apropos
trans-mid
Russian: t|ru|кстати|tr=kstáti
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trans-top|timely, at a good time
German: apropos#German|apropos
trans-mid
Russian: t|ru|кстати|trkstáti, t|ru|вовремя|trvóvr'em'a, t|ru|уместно|tr\um'éstno
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checktrans-top
ttbc|French: à propos
checktrans-mid
ttbc|Spanish: a propósito
ttbc|Swedish: apropå
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Quotations
<blockquote>
Sherlock Holmes rose and lit his pipe. &ldquo;No doubt you think
that you are complimenting me in comparing me to Dupin,&rdquo;
he observed. &ldquo;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.&rdquo;<BR>
&mdash;Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in A Study in Scarlet
</blockquote>

Category:English prepositions


German

Etymology
From F.|de term|à propos|lang=fr

Adverb
infl|de|adverb

  1. apropos#English|apropos

de:apropos
fr:apropos
io:apropos
no:apropos
simple:apropos
te:apropos
vi:apropos

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