- ADJ: usu ADJ nA parenthetical remark or section is put into something written or spoken but is not essential to it.
Fox was making a long parenthetical remark about his travels on the border of the country.Derived words:parenthetically ADV ADV with cl, ADV with v, ADV adj
Well, parenthetically, I was trying to quit smoking at the time...
And what, we may ask parenthetically, does it mean?
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parenthetical — [par΄ən thet′i kəl] adj. 〚ML parentheticus〛 1. a) of or having the nature of a parenthesis b) placed within parentheses: see PARENTHESIS, sense 2 2. interjected as qualifying infor … Universalium
parenthetical — index nonessential Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
parenthetical — (adj.) 1620s, from M.L. parentheticus, from Gk. parenthetos put in beside, from parentithenai (see PARENTHESIS (Cf. parenthesis)). Related: Parenthetically … Etymology dictionary
parenthetical — [adj] incidental bracketed, by the way, episodic, explanatory, extraneous, extrinsic, incidental, in parenthesis, inserted, intermediate, interposed, qualifying, related, subordinate; concepts 544,577 Ant. basic, consequential, important … New thesaurus
parenthetical — [par΄ən thet′i kəl] adj. [ML parentheticus] 1. a) of or having the nature of a parenthesis b) placed within parentheses: see PARENTHESIS, sense 2 2. interjected as qualifying information or explanation 3. using or containing parentheses … English World dictionary
parenthetical — parenthetic par en*thet ic (p[a^]r [e^]n*th[e^]t [i^]k), parenthetical par en*thet ic*al (p[a^]r [e^]n*th[e^]t [i^]*kal), a. [Cf. Gr. pare nqetos.] 1. Of the nature of a parenthesis; pertaining to, or expressed in, or as if in, a parenthesis; as … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
parenthetical — I noun an expression in parentheses his writing was full of parentheticals • Syn: ↑parenthetical expression • Hypernyms: ↑adjunct II adjective qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses … Useful english dictionary
parenthetical — par|en|thet|i|cal [ˌpærənˈθetıkəl] adj also par|en|thet|ic [ ˈθetık] formal said or written while you are talking or writing about something else in order to explain something or add information ▪ parenthetical references to his childhood… … Dictionary of contemporary English
parenthetical — par|en|thet|i|cal [ ,perən θetıkl ] adjective not directly connected with what you are saying or writing: a parenthetical remark ╾ par|en|thet|i|cal|ly [ ,perən θetıkli ] adverb … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
parenthetical — UK [ˌpærənˈθetɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌperənˈθetɪk(ə)l] adjective not directly connected with what you are saying or writing a parenthetical remark Derived word: parenthetically UK [ˌpærənˈθetɪklɪ] / US [ˌperənˈθetɪklɪ] adverb … English dictionary