Accidentally - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌæksɪˈdentəli|  American pronunciation of the word accidentally
Brit.  |aksɪˈdɛnt(ə)li|  British pronunciation of the word accidentally

adverb

- without advance planning(syn: circumstantially, unexpectedly)

they met accidentally

- of a minor or subordinate nature (syn: incidentally)
- without intention; in an unintentional manner (syn: unintentionally)

Examples

The timing of the announcement was purely accidental.

The death was ruled accidental.

He fell and accidentally put his hand through a window.

He accidentally broke a window.

I accidentally pulled one of the buttons off my shirt.

She accidentally struck another player in the face.

She accidentally shot herself in the foot.

She claimed that the gun went off accidentally.

I accidentally shut the door on her fingers.

My knee accidentally knocked against the table.

I accidentally knocked my knee against the table.

The little boy accidentally wet his pants.

I accidentally stepped on her toe.

I accidentally cut my thumb.

I accidentally spilled coffee all over my new suit.

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