Definition of Incidentally

1. Adverb. Introducing a different topic; in point of fact. "Incidentally, I won't go to the party"

Exact synonyms: Apropos, By The Bye, By The Way

2. Adverb. Of a minor or subordinate nature. "These magnificent achievements were only incidentally influenced by Oriental models"
Exact synonyms: Accidentally
Partainyms: Incidental

Definition of Incidentally

1. Adverb. (context: manner) In an incidental manner; not of central or critical importance. ¹

2. Adverb. By chance; in an unplanned way. ¹

3. Adverb. (context: speech act conjunctive) Parenthetically, by the way. ¹

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Definition of Incidentally

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incidentally

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Literary usage of Incidentally

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1896)
"... the extravagance of English women's dress, and incidentally tells a story of a king of Scotland somewhat resembling ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"We thus see that incidentally comets are able to give us information regarding the temperature that bodies would attain at different distances from the sun. ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"incidentally it may be mentioned that in 1589 Lassus dedicated a book of six masses, the eighth volume of the ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"476. the waters among those entitled to their une, incidentally prescribes a mode of determining the relatives rights of the vari- o-is claimants to the ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"... may incidentally restrict or regulate foreign trade, or that between tlio states. So of the laws now in question; they were passed to introduce and ..."

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