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incidentally Line breaks: in¦ci|den¦tal¦ly
Pronunciation: /ɪnsɪˈdɛnt(ə)li/

Definition of incidentally in English:


1 [sentence adverb] Used to add a further comment or a remark unconnected to the current subject; by the way: incidentally, it was many months before the whole truth was discovered
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  • His talent was nurtured by his parents who, incidentally, met at a rambling club in the 1940s.
  • That, incidentally, was one of the subjects the aspiring beauty queens were asked to speak about.
  • Food importation is, incidentally, the major gobbler of foreign exchange in any year that the country has to import.
by the way, by the by(e), in passing, en passant, speaking of which, while on the subject;
informal BTW, as it happens
2In an incidental manner; as a chance occurrence: the infection was discovered only incidentally at post-mortem examination
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  • Some people say the best things in life happen incidentally, by chance, that fate defines what becomes of us.
  • Salivary stones may be discovered incidentally on dental radiographs or during routine examination.
  • EMH foci in the liver are usually asymptomatic and may be discovered incidentally.
by chance, by accident, accidentally, fortuitously, by a fluke, as luck would have it, by a twist of fate;
coincidentally, by coincidence;
North American  by happenstance
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