apropos /ˌaprəˈpəʊ, ˈaprəpəʊ/


I. preposition

with reference to; concerning

she remarked apropos of the initiative, ‘It’s not going to stop the abuse’.
II. adjective [ predic.]

1. very appropriate to a particular situation

the song feels apropos to a midnight jaunt.
III. phrases

apropos of nothing
having no relevance to any previous discussion or situation.

Isabel kept smiling apropos of nothing.
– origin mid 17th cent.: from French à propos ‘(with regard) to (this) purpose’.

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