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noun [C]     /əˈsaɪd/
a remark that someone makes in a quiet voice because they do not want everyone to hear it: a whispered asideRemarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinions a remark or story in a speech or text that is not part of the main subject: The informative asides about rural life make this wine guide rather special.Remarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinions
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