One entry found for parenthesis.
Main Entry: pa·ren·the·sis
Pronunciation: pschwa-primarystressren(t)-thschwa-sschwas
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural paren·the·ses /-thschwa-secondarystresssemacronz/
1 : a word, phrase, or sentence inserted in a passage to explain or comment on it
2 : one of a pair of marks ( ) used to enclose a parenthesis or to group units in a mathematical expression
- par·en·thet·ic /secondarystresspar-schwan-primarystressthet-ik/ or par·en·thet·i·cal /-primarystressthet-i-kschwal/ adjective
- par·en·thet·i·cal·ly /-i-k(schwa-)lemacron/ adverb

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