What Is Apropos?

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"Apropos" is a French word that refers to something that fits the occasion, something occurring at an opportune time or something appropriate and purposeful. Understand the word "apropos" with advice from a writing instructor in this free video on education.

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Hi, I'm Laura from youngwritersworkshops.com, and I'm going to talk about what is apropos. It means to the purpose. It's a French word, and it generally means that something at an opportune time or in a fitting time. So you might say something that fits the present topic is apropos. It can also be used as an adjective, so someone could make apropos remarks or you could use it to describe some...a dish that was very fitting to the occasion. So it generally means something that's opportune or at an appropriate or a fitting time, and it comes from a French word. So that's a little about what is apropos.

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