Definition of opportune in English:

opportune

Line breaks: op¦por|tune
Pronunciation: /ˈɒpətjuːn
 
, ˌɒpəˈtjuːn
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

opportunely

adverb
More example sentences
  • Mac's opportunely released their impressive Pilsner in their new bottles and we sampled beers from Wigram Brewing Company in Christchurch, who are newcomers to the scene.
  • In the evenings, the motor yacht is opportunely anchored for the sublime South Pacific sunsets, best viewed from the broad Sky Deck with a Fiji Bitter in one hand and a camera in the other.
  • We must step up our efforts to ensure that they are returned to Britain opportunely.

opportuneness

noun

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French opportun(e), from Latin opportunus, from ob- 'in the direction of' + portus 'harbour', originally describing the wind driving towards the harbour, hence 'seasonable'.

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