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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parenthetical expression mean? 

  The noun PARENTHETICAL EXPRESSION has 1 sense:

1. an expression in parentheses

  Familiarity information: PARENTHETICAL EXPRESSION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1parenthetical expression [BACK TO TOP]


An expression in parentheses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


parenthetical; parenthetical expression

Context example:

his writing was full of parentheticals

Hypernyms ("parenthetical expression" is a kind of...):

adjunct (a construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence)

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