What does accidentally mean?

accidentally meaning in General Dictionary

In an accidental way unexpectedly by opportunity unintentionally casually fortuitously maybe not really

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  • of a small or subordinate nature
  • without intention; in an unintentional fashion
  • without advance planning
  • In an accidental fashion; unexpectedly; by possibility; accidentally; casually; luckily; not essentially.

accidentally meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "non-essentially," also "unnaturally," from accidental + -ly (2). Meaning "unintentionally" is recorded from 1580s; phrase accidentally purposely is taped from 1862.


accidentally meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) In an accidental way; unexpectedly; by chance; accidentally; casually; luckily; perhaps not basically.


Sentence Examples with the word accidentally

In 1770 the miners accidentally discovered a complete gallery, which has been driven many hundred yards into the bed of coal, branching into thirty-six chambers dressed quite square, and in a workman-like manner.

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