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[uh-key-zhuh-nl] /əˈkeɪ ʒə nl/

occurring or appearing at irregular or infrequent intervals; occurring now and then:
an occasional headache.
intended for supplementary use when needed:
an occasional chair.
pertaining to, arising out of, or intended for the :
occasional verses.
acting or serving for the or only on particular .
serving as the or incidental cause.
taking place from time to time; not frequent or regular
of, for, or happening on special occasions
serving as an occasion (for something)

late 14c., “occurring now and then,” from occasion (n.) + -al (1). Meaning “casual” is 1560s. Meaning “happening on or pertaining to a particular occasion” is from 1630s. Of furniture, etc., from 1749.


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    [uh-key-zhuh-nl-ee] /əˈkeɪ ʒə nl i/ adverb 1. at times; from time to time; now and then. /əˈkeɪʒənəlɪ/ adverb 1. from time to time adv. c.1400, “happening on some particular occasion,” also “sometimes, happening as occasion presents itself, without regularity,” from occasional + -ly (2).

  • Occasional table

    noun 1. a small table with no regular use noun any small decorative and portable table intended for use as the occasion requires Examples We love the 60s’ style stackable occasional tables. Word Origin 1857

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