[ par-uhn-thet-i-klee ]
/ ˌpær ənˈθɛt ɪ kli /
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Grammar. as a qualification, explanation, or additional piece of information that interrupts a phrase or sentence; between parentheses, dashes, or commas: Future citations of this work will be made parenthetically in the text.
as an aside or digression; incidentally: I only mention that notion parenthetically, so let’s not get into a heavy discussion of it.The complaint was filed by a resident who, parenthetically, has since decided to run in the upcoming school board election.
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Origin of parenthetically
OTHER WORDS FROM parentheticallyin·ter·par·en·thet·i·cal·ly, adverbun·par·en·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby parenthetically
parenteral, parentheses, parenthesis, parenthesize, parenthetical, parenthetically, parenthood, parenticide, parenting, parent-in-law, parent language
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How to use parenthetically in a sentence
That's what the French have figured out," before adding parenthetically, "I really think adultery is a sport in France.Jim Harrison Can Make You a Better Animal|John Avlon|September 23, 2010|DAILY BEAST
"Fred simply adores baked beans," Dolly murmured, parenthetically, hanging on her sister's words.Living on a Little|Caroline French Benton
Where, in quoting a passage, we throw in parenthetically something of our own, we may use square brackets.
A complete sentence occurring parenthetically in a paragraph is sometimes placed within brackets.
All your merits he passes by parenthetically as selbstverstndlich; your sins he enlarges upon with unction.The Letters of William James, Vol. 1|William James
It must be said, however, parenthetically, that his statistics scarcely challenge implicit confidence.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen