Synonyms for parenthesis

Grammar : Noun
Spell : puh-ren-thuh-sis
Phonetic Transcription : pəˈrɛn θə sɪs

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Définition of parenthesis

Origin :
  • 1540s, "words, clauses, etc. inserted into a sentence," from Middle French parenthèse (15c.), from Late Latin parenthesis "addition of a letter to a syllable in a word," from Greek parenthesis, literally "a putting in beside," from parentithenai "put in beside," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + en- "in" + tithenai "put, place," from PIE root *dhe- "to put, to do" (see factitious). Sense extension by 1715 from the inserted words to the curved brackets that indicate the words inserted.
  • A wooden parenthesis; the pillory. An iron parenthesis; a prison. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
  • noun digression
Example sentences :
  • "Then that's where one gets left," Bobby commented, by way of parenthesis.
  • Extract from : « The Dominant Strain » by Anna Chapin Ray
  • At the end of the chosen one there is a letter in parenthesis ( ).
  • Extract from : « Trees of the Northern United States » by Austin C. Apgar
  • Mrs. Black, astonished but imperturbable, bowed at this parenthesis.
  • Extract from : « The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 1 (of 10) » by Edith Wharton
  • Observe also that the comma in the first example is placed after, not before, the parenthesis.
  • Extract from : « "Stops" » by Paul Allardyce
  • The italic form of parenthesis is objectionable in book work.
  • Extract from : « Punctuation » by Frederick W. Hamilton
  • To avoid the confusion caused by a parenthesis within a parenthesis.
  • Extract from : « Punctuation » by Frederick W. Hamilton
  • Distinction is sought for the word in italic and not for the parenthesis enclosing the word.
  • Extract from : « Punctuation » by Frederick W. Hamilton
  • What is the distinction in use between the bracket and the parenthesis?
  • Extract from : « Punctuation » by Frederick W. Hamilton
  • The parenthesis in the description of this view has been spoken of.
  • Extract from : « Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation » by S. D. Gordon
  • “And leave my net alone, Tom,” cried his mother, in parenthesis.
  • Extract from : « Jacob Faithful » by Captain Frederick Marryat

Antonyms for parenthesis

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