Definition of digression in English:

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digression

Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈɡrɛʃ(ə)n/

noun

A temporary departure from the main subject in speech or writing: let’s return to the main topic after that brief digression
More example sentences
  • Except for a few meandering authorial digressions, the novel maintains a cracking pace from start to finish.
  • Anyhow, digressions aside, this guy was completely incapable of performing his job with any degree of skill.
  • As such, his writings express the digressions, meanderings, meditations, ruminations and speculations that characterise a singular, idiosyncratic mind at work.
Synonyms
deviation, detour, diversion, departure, excursus;
aside, incidental remark, footnote, parenthesis;
deviation from the subject, straying from the topic, straying from the point, going off at a tangent, getting sidetracked, losing one's thread;
archaic excursion

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