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apropos

adverb, preposition uk   /ˌæp.rəˈpəʊ/ us    /-ˈpoʊ/ formal
used to introduce something that is related to or connected with something that has just been said: I had an email from Sally yesterday - apropos (of) which, did you send her that article? Apropos what you said yesterday, I think you made the right decision.

apropos

adjective [after verb] uk   /ˌæp.rəˈpəʊ/ us    /-ˈpoʊ/ formal
suitable in a particular situation or at a particular time: clothes that are apropos to the occasion
Translations of “apropos”
in Chinese (Traditional) 說到(…), 關於(…), 就…而言…
in Chinese (Simplified) 说到(…), 关于(…), 就…而言…
(Definition of apropos from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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