What does the word apropos mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Pertinently; appropriately.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • By the way.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertinent; opportune.

Usage examples for apropos

  1. The debates in the Sacred College for and against this journey, and for and against his coronation of Bonaparte, are said to have been long as well as violent, and arranged according to the desires of Cardinal Fesch only by the means of four millions of livres distributed apropos among its pious members. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. The angry opponents frown at each other, and in the interim the Austrian Student in his mellow voice begins an interminable story of personal reminiscence, apropos of nothing and starting nowhere, but intensely absorbing. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  3. Clemens had written Bigelow, apropos of some adverse expression on the tariff: Thank you for any hard word you can say about the tariff. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009