Definition of serendipitous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsɛr(ə)nˈdɪpɪtəs/


Occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way: a serendipitous encounter
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  • And this was totally serendipitous, unexpected, it just came out as we started writing this material up about a year ago.
  • Her career was a collection of serendipitous and fortuitous events that entice one to believe she was fated to succeed.
  • Sometimes success is as much accidental or serendipitous as planned.
chance, accidental;
lucky, fortuitous;
unexpected, unanticipated, unforeseen, unlooked-for;
informal fluky



Example sentences
  • It turned out that my first day in the USA, entirely serendipitously, had coincided with the weekend that the 1968 Democratic National Convention was getting under way.
  • Martin's investigation of this mystery, while still in New York, coincided serendipitously with his overcooking of a pot of rice.
  • But serendipitously, one of the helpers that had been assisting one of the suspects was caught on one of our closed circuit television cameras that the museum had installed, and he was found to be carrying a bucket.

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