Parenthetic Par`en*thet"ic, Parenthetical Par`en*thet"ic*al, a. [Cf. Gr. ?.] 1. Of the nature of a parenthesis; pertaining to, or expressed in, or as in, a parenthesis; as, a parenthetical clause; a parenthetic remark. A parenthetical observation of Moses himself. --Hales. 2. Using or containing parentheses.
A parenthetical remark or section is put into something written or spoken but is not essential to it. Fox was making a long parenthetical remark about his travels on the border of the country.ADJ: usu ADJ n • parentheticallyWell, parenthetically, I was trying to quit smoking at the time...And what, we may ask parenthetically, does it mean?ADV: ADV with cl, ADV with v, ADV adj