Excursus - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ekˈskərsəs|  American pronunciation of the word excursus
Brit.  |ɪkˈskəːsəs|  British pronunciation of the word excursus

noun

- a message that departs from the main subject (syn: aside, digression, divagation, parenthesis)

Examples

...this biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine contains an interesting excursus on the status of women in the Middle Ages...

The volume is closed by a carefully-written excursus.

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