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Definition of aside noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(in the theater) something that a character in a play says to the audience, but that the other characters on stage are not intended to hear Shakespeare's use of asides and soliloquies
  2. 2a remark, often made in a low voice, that is not intended to be heard by everyone present He made several mocking asides about the inadequacy of the management.
  3. 3a remark that is not directly connected with the main subject that is being discussed I mention it only as an aside…
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