The different meanings of “apropos”

2018-03-08 11:07 #0 by: Niklas

I know one meaning of “apropos”. That when something relates to something else. But what does it mean in this sentence:

“Luhrmann’s frenetic style à la Moulin Rouge is particularly apropos given what we know about Fitzgerald’s life.”

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2018-03-08 11:20 #1 by: Leia

I don't think I've ever heard of that word, hopefully, somebody else will know. 

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2018-03-08 11:59 #2 by: Evelina

Never heard of that word either. To be honest it looks like a typo. Appropriate seems fitting?

Edit: it means, "very appropriate to a particular situation".

2018-03-08 13:22 #3 by: Emo

suitable, suitably, pertinent (an apropos remark)
I did just know the same use as you describe in your question, Niklas, but now I have learned some more. Winking

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