- fitting; at the right time; to the purpose; opportunely.
- Obsolete. by the way.
- opportune; pertinent: apropos remarks.
- apropos of, with reference to; in respect or regard to: apropos of the preceding statement.
Origin of apropos
Examples from the Web for apropos
So, apropos of nothing, I need to ask you about one last thing.Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on ‘22 Jump Street,’ Penis Kissing, and Julie Andrews’s Boobs
June 10, 2014
There was the apropos of nothing American flag plastered everywhere.Bruno Mars Super Bowl Halftime Show Review: Strange (Blood Sugar Sex) Magic
February 3, 2014
Because stories have to be “apropos,” they have to come at the right moment, the right sip of wine.Tom Reiss: How I Write
August 14, 2013
Apropos inflation, the government could try to inflate its way out of this crisis, covering the deficit by printing money.Fischer King Departs
January 31, 2013
Apropos of general indieness, the show paused for a mini-concert from My Morning Jacket.‘The Artist’ Sweeps at Independent Spirit Awards
February 26, 2012
Apropos, Belinda, did not you tell me Clarence Hervey is coming to town?
Apropos, what is the reason that we have seen so little of Clarence Hervey lately?
I stammered it all out, on the way back, apropos of the rubbish-heap which had been Tentyra.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Apropos, how do you like this thought in a ballad I have just now on the tapis?
Apropos if you are for English verses, there is, on my part, an end of the matter.
- appropriate; pertinent
- appropriately or pertinently
- by the way; incidentally
- apropos of (preposition) with regard to; in respect of
Word Origin and History for apropos
1660s, "opportunely," from French à propos "to the purpose," from propos "thing said in conversation, talk; purpose, plan," from Latin propositium "purpose," past participle of proponere "to set forth, propose" (see propound). Meaning "as regards" is 1761, from French. As an adjective, "to the point or purpose," from 1690s.