Meaning of ACCIDENTAL in English

ACCIDENTAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ æksɪdent(ə)l ]

An accidental event happens by chance or as the result of an accident, and is not deliberately intended.

The jury returned a verdict of accidental death...

His hand brushed against hers; it could have been either accidental or deliberate.

≠ deliberate

ADJ

• ac‧ci‧den‧tal‧ly

A policeman accidentally killed his two best friends with a single bullet...

A special locking system means the door cannot be opened accidentally.

≠ deliberately

ADV : ADV with v

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