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parenthetical

par·en·thet·i·cal

parenthetical

pronunciation:
pae rn the tih kl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: contained in parentheses, or suitable to be parenthesized; explanatory; qualifying.
definition 2: of or concerning parentheses.
definition 3: using or containing parentheses.
derivations: parenthetic (adj.), parenthetically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word parenthetical contains the following parts:
en-2, em-2 Greek prefix that means in, into, inside
synonyms:
in-1, intro-