from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or as if using parentheses
- adj. That digresses; discursive or rambling
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of the nature of a parenthesis; pertaining to, or expressed in, or as if in, a parenthesis
- adj. Using or containing parentheses.
- adj. Added within parentheses to amplify or explain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as parenthetical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses
Sorry, no etymologies found.
While analogical change within the numeral set is common and possible in general, it doesn't appear probable here when Starostin's typically "parenthetic" *ŋi̯u "3" has not been demonstrated with regular sound correspondences using a competently reconstructed phonology that doesn't violate phonemic markedness at every turn.
In it the second Rhyming Doublet is divided by a kind of parenthetic Rhythmic Solitaire.
Every time I see an article about this heavily buzzed flick (or in this case NOT about ...), the author just HAS to drop a parenthetic snark to show everyone that he/she has an opinion.
Now, onto your thoughts, (parenthetic asides are my own) ...
It's both the parenthetic *d and the unexplained ablaut that really bugs me... a lot.
The difference between a cat and a parenthetic phrase, a cat has claws at the end of its paws, the phrase has a pause at the end of the clause.
Bartle kept his eye on the moving figure till it passed into the darkness, while Vixen, in a state of divided affection, had twice run back to the house to bestow a parenthetic lick on her puppies.
These, however, were but parenthetic memories, and the turn taken by his affair on the whole was positively that if his nerves were on the stretch it was because he missed violence.
In case it's unclear, the parenthetic is Kurtz speaking.
You know, while we believe that -- as a parenthetic thought, we believe -- we are hopeful.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.