HyperDic: accidental

English > 3 senses of the word accidental:
ADJECTIVEallaccidental, inadvertenthappening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally
allaccidental, incidental, nonessentialnot of prime or central importance
NOUNcommunicationaccidentala musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature
accidental > pronunciation
Soundsae.ksahdeh'nahl; ae.ksahdeh'ntahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > accidental: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHappening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally.
Examples
  • "accidental poisoning"
  • "an accidental shooting"
Synonyminadvertent
Broaderunintendednot deliberate
Spanishaccidental, casual, fortuita, fortuito, imprevisto, inadvertidamente, inintencionado
Catalanaccidental, fortuït, inintencionat
Nounsaccidentanything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
Adverbsaccidentallywithout intention
English > accidental: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot of prime or central importance.
Synonymsincidental, nonessential
Broaderinessential, unessentialnot basic or fundamental
Spanishincidental
English > accidental: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature.
Broadermusical notation(music) notation used by musicians / musicians
Spanishaccidental
Catalanaccidental, accident

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