aside meaning

EN[əˈsaɪd] [-aɪd]
  • An "aside" is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience. By convention the audience is to realize that the character's speech is unheard by the other characters on stage.

    Definition of aside in English Dictionary

  • NounPLasidesPREa-SUF-side
    1. An incidental remark made quietly so as to be heard by the person to whom it is said and not by any others in the vicinity.
      1. (theatre) A brief comment by a character addressing the audience, unheard by other characters.
      2. Adverb
        1. To or on one side so as to be out of the way.
          1. Move aside, please, so that these people can come through. ‎
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • He brushed aside all my objections and went ahead with the project, regardless.
          • 1962: The young woodwose had now closed his eyes and was stretched out supine on the pool's marble margin; his Tarzan brief had been cast aside on the turf. — Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
          • Griffin spent four years at Red Hill and was moved aside ahead of the 2015 season to make way for returning supercoach Wayne Bennett.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • So much menace, so much studied tonelessness and unmusicality — and on the part of so young a virtuoso — is disturbing, to say the least, and it comes a relief when he lays it aside.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Morphemes
            • Prefixes
              • Words by prefix
                • Words prefixed with a-
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Postpositions
              Related Links:
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              2. en asideness
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              Source: Wiktionary
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              Meaning of aside for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "aside" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a postposition.
              Difficultness: Level 1
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              Definiteness: Level 7
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