Adjective "accidentally" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


By chance; inadvertently.
  1. 'accidentally knocked the vase over'
  2. 'He lost his right eye two years ago when he was accidentally hit in the face with a hurley during a club game.'
  3. 'He was also left paralysed for a week after an injection to take fluid from his spine accidentally hit a nerve.'
  4. 'It is believed the power cut was caused when a workman accidentally cut through an underground cable.'
  5. 'The system will not even wipe credit cards if they are accidentally placed on the pad.'
  6. 'I suppose everyone who worked with horses will have had their foot accidentally stepped on.'
  7. 'How many presents have you accidentally thrown out in that pile of discarded wrapping paper this year?'
  8. 'A master of the tea ceremony in old Japan once accidentally slighted a soldier.'
  9. 'I don't know if she accidentally picked up the phone or deliberately did that.'
  10. 'The site was accidentally miscategorized when it was initially entered into our database.'
  11. 'The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but it is thought to have started accidentally.'

More definitions


1. happening by chance or accident; not planned; unexpected: an accidental meeting.

2. nonessential; incidental; subsidiary: accidental benefits.

3. Music. relating to or indicating sharps, flats, or naturals.


4. a nonessential or subsidiary circumstance, characteristic, or feature.

5. Music. a sign placed before a note indicating a chromatic alteration of its pitch.