happening by chance or ; not planned; unexpected:
an accidental meeting.
nonessential; incidental; subsidiary:
Music. relating to or indicating sharps, flats, or naturals.
a nonessential or subsidiary circumstance, characteristic, or feature.
Music. a sign placed before a note indicating a chromatic alteration of its pitch.
Did you once accidently apply to a school in Michigan thinking it was in New York?
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An ITF anti-doping tribunal ruled in 2009 that Richard Gasquet accidently ingested cocaine while kissing a woman at a nightclub.
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Recently the story has been told of a burglar who accidently discharged a magnesium light connected with a kodak on the shelf.
A Man’s Value to Society Newell Dwight Hillis
He had chopped off several of her fingers, when they were accidently interrupted.
Basque Legends Wentworth Webster
Barbara was obviously deeply concerned over the evidence which Joe Strong had accidently turned up.
Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942 Various
The matter was settled for him by meeting her accidently outside the buvette.
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But I wouldn’t agree to that for fear it might accidently be true.
A Texas Cow Boy Chas. A. Siringo
“You might accidently run into the person who stole your gun,” Penny suggested.
Swamp Island Mildred A. Wirt
The other accidently put an end to her own life several weeks ago.
Little Wolf M. A. Cornelius
In Sam’s bedroom, as if accidently dropped and kicked partway under the bed, I found this.
The Great Gray Plague Raymond F. Jones
occurring by chance, unexpectedly, or unintentionally
(music) denoting sharps, flats, or naturals that are not in the key signature of a piece
(logic) (of a property) not essential; contingent
an incidental, nonessential, or supplementary circumstance, factor, or attribute
(music) a symbol denoting a sharp, flat, or natural that is not a part of the key signature
late 14c., “non-essential,” from Old French accidentel or directly from Medieval Latin accidentalis, from Latin accidentem (see accident). Meaning “outside the normal course of nature” is from early 15c.; that of “coming by chance” is from 1570s.
late 14c., “non-essential quality,” from accidental (adj.). The musical sense is from 1868.
noun the study of the prevention of accidents
. Historical Examples Such was the deadly sin of accidie, the name of which is forgotten today, though the thing itself is with us still. Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535 Eileen Edna Power For Envye blindeth the herte of a man, and Ire troubleth a man; and accidie maketh him hevy, thoghtful and […]
accintnet Air Combat Command Intelligence Network
a hawk of the genus Accipiter, having short, rounded wings and a long tail and feeding chiefly on small mammals and birds. Historical Examples A Dorhawke or kind of accipiter muscarius conceiued to haue its name from feeding upon flies & beetles. Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk Thomas Browne This is […]