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Fitting and to the point. See Synonyms at relevant.
1. At an appropriate time; opportunely.
2. By the way; incidentally: Apropos, where were you yesterday?
With regard to; concerning: Apropos our date for lunch, I can't go.
[French à propos : à, to (from Old French a, from Latin ad; see ad-) + propos, purpose (from Latin prōpositum, from neuter past participle of prōpōnere, to intend; see propose).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. appropriately or pertinently
2. by the way; incidentally
3. apropos of (preposition) with regard to; in respect of
[C17: from French à propos to the purpose]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. at the right time; opportunely.
2. by the way.adj.
3. being appropriate and timely: apropos remarks.Idioms:
apropos of, with reference to: apropos of your idea.
[1660–70; < French à propos literally, to purpose < Latin ad prōpositum]
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|Adj.||1.||apropos - of an appropriate or pertinent nature|
appropriate - suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
malapropos - of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature
|Adv.||1.||apropos - at an opportune time; "your letter arrived apropos"|
|2.||apropos - introducing a different topic; in point of fact; "incidentally, I won't go to the party"|
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preposition concerning, about, re, regarding, respecting, on the subject of, in respect of, as to, with reference to, in re, in the matter of, as regards, in or with regard to All my suggestions apropos the script were accepted.
apropos of nothing arbitrarily, randomly, for no reason, irrelevantly Suddenly, apropos of nothing, he said, 'You're such an optimist.'
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
prep (also apropos of) (= with reference to) → à propos de
adj (= appropriate) → approprié(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
1. prep (with regard to) apropos (of) → a proposito di
2. adv (frm) (incidentally) → a proposito
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995