[par-uh n-thet-i-kuh l or par-uh n-thet-ik]
Origin of parenthetical
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Related Wordsintermediate, incidental, subordinate, episodic, explanatory, extraneous, extrinsic, inserted, related, bracketed
Examples from the Web for parenthetical
[parenthetical in original] This was in a little document called the Road Map to Peace.The U.N. Settlement Report: Just The Facts
Emily L. Hauser
February 1, 2013
The task for Muslims, I believe, is to rid our community of these parenthetical phrases.
The problem emerges with parenthetical phrases that are now inserted into the translation.
How are the parenthetical clauses in this selection kept in the back-ground?
How does the voice indicate that this phrase is parenthetical?
How does the reader give to these words the force of a parenthetical clause?
All brackets and parenthetical question marks are in the original.Eighth Annual Report
Parenthetical—Incidental; not an essential part of a sentence or statement.Punctuation
Frederick W. Hamilton
Word Origin and History for parenthetical
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