Share this entry

Share this page

paren

Line breaks: paren
Pronunciation: /pəˈrɛn
 
/

Definition of paren in English:

noun

(usually parens) Printing
A round bracket.
Example sentences
  • Here is their 9 point charter (comments in parens).

Origin

early 20th century: abbreviation of parenthesis.

Definition of paren in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful