Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Happening by chance; casual; non- essential; incidental.

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Usage examples "accidental":

  1. The capital of the Lexovii was called the Neomagus or Noviomagus Lexoviorum; and no doubt ever was entertained but that the present city occupied the same site, till an accidental discovery, in the year 1770, proved the contrary to be the fact. - "Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)", Dawson Turner.
  2. " It was partly accidental. - "The Lost City", Joseph E. Badger, Jr..
  3. 300. " That may be apply'd to a Subject, with respect to something accidental." - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.