Definition of digression in English:

digression

noun

  • A temporary departure from the main subject in speech or writing.

    ‘let's return to the main topic after that brief digression’
    • ‘Anyway, my minor digression leads me to my point.’
    • ‘As such, his writings express the digressions, meanderings, meditations, ruminations and speculations that characterise a singular, idiosyncratic mind at work.’
    • ‘By way of digression and as an aside, here's a little anecdote from education.’
    • ‘Anyhow, digressions aside, this guy was completely incapable of performing his job with any degree of skill.’
    • ‘Except for a few meandering authorial digressions, the novel maintains a cracking pace from start to finish.’
    deviation, detour, diversion, departure, excursus
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Pronunciation

digression

/dʌɪˈɡrɛʃ(ə)n/