Adjective "Occasional" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Occurring, appearing, or done infrequently and irregularly.
  1. 'Occasional flashes of lightning danced over the distant peaks of the Cordillera Real.'
  2. 'There is little evidence that occasional light snoring does any harm at all.'
  3. 'Loud snores started to come out of him as occasional hiccups followed.'
  4. 'Soon she could see nothing in that darkness but the occasional flash of light.'
  5. 'The writing is elegant with only occasional lapses into obscurity.'
  6. 'She had never really seen the inside of his room before; only occasional chance glances.'
  7. 'Most people make at least occasional visits to the pub and do so without abusing others.'
  8. 'The men were closer, talking amongst themselves with an occasional burst of laughter.'
  9. 'Everyone else should regard them only as a very occasional treat.'
  10. 'Fischer showed occasional flashes of his old self, but was also clearly rusty.'
  11. 'an occasional table'
  12. 'He made occasional furniture pieces such as tables and chairs, as well as picture frames.'
  13. 'Upstairs, the L-shaped landing is well lit, thanks to a window alcove with room for an occasional chair.'
  14. 'He read voraciously for himself, and began to write occasional verses when he was still at school.'
  15. 'He was the only human they trusted enough to honor with their presence and occasional speeches.'
  16. 'If so, will there be occasional masses where personal prayer is permitted after communion?'
  17. 'Even as late as last month she was still giving the occasional speech and attending functions.'
  18. 'occasional freelancer seeks full-time position'
  19. 'He employs two steady workers, two occasional employees and has two business partners.'


1. occurring or appearing at irregular or infrequent intervals; occurring now and then: an occasional headache.

2. intended for supplementary use when needed: an occasional chair.

3. pertaining to, arising out of, or intended for the occasion: occasional verses.

4. acting or serving for the occasion or only on particular occasions.

5. serving as the occasion or incidental cause.

More examples(as adjective)

"showers can be occasional."

"uses can be occasional."

"visits can be occasional."

"tables can be occasional."

"rains can be occasional."

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