Accidental - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌæksɪˈdentl|  American pronunciation of the word accidental
Brit.  |aksɪˈdɛnt(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word accidental

noun

- a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature

adjective

- happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally(syn: inadvertent)
- not of prime or central importance(syn: incidental, nonessential)

Examples

The timing of the announcement was purely accidental.

The death was ruled accidental.

It is desirable that the preservation of accidentals should be seen in proper perspective.

Buy an insurance policy that covers accidental damage.

I accidentally locked myself out of the house.

the character's motives remain accidental to the plot

Investigators rejected the theory that the death was accidental.

an accidental release of pollutants into the river

an accidental escape of poisonous gases

The damage was caused by accidental discharge of a hunting rifle.

...there's a difference between a purposeful lie and an accidental untruth...

The discharge of the revolver was accidental.

The Spaniards say that the hulling of the vessel was accidental.

Your misdeed is not accidental, but a trade.

Most policies cover accidental damage to pipes.

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