What does apropos mean?

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ˌæp rəˈpoʊapro·pos

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apropos(adverb)

    of an appropriate or pertinent nature

  2. seasonably, timely, well-timed, apropos(adverb)

    at an opportune time

    "your letter arrived apropos"

  3. by the way, by the bye, incidentally, apropos(adverb)

    introducing a different topic; in point of fact

    "incidentally, I won't go to the party"


  1. apropos(Adverb)

    By the way.

    Etymology: à propos

  2. apropos(Adverb)

    Timely; at a good time.

    Etymology: à propos

  3. apropos(Adjective)

    Of an appropriate or pertinent nature.

    Etymology: à propos

  4. apropos(Adjective)

    By the way; incidental.

    Etymology: à propos

  5. apropos(Preposition)

    Regarding or concerning.

    Etymology: à propos

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apropos

    a-pro-pō′, adv. to the purpose: appropriately: in reference to (with to and of).—adj. opportune. [Fr. à propos. See Propose.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apropos in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apropos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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