Meaning of ACCIDENTAL in English


adj. & n.


1. happening by chance, unintentionally, or unexpectedly.

2 not essential to a conception; subsidiary.


1. Mus. a sign indicating a momentary departure from the key signature by raising or lowering a note.

2 something not essential to a conception.


accidentally adv.

Etymology: ME f. LL accidentalis (as ACCIDENT)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.