Dictionary

incidentally

adverb in·ci·den·tal·ly \-ˈden-təl-ē, especially for 2 -ˈdent-lē\

: as something that is less interesting or important

—used to introduce a statement that provides added information or that mentions another subject

Full Definition of INCIDENTALLY

1
:  in an incidental manner :  not intentionally <the arrant nonsense of some of his statements is incidentally hilarious — John Lahr>
2
:  by way of interjection or digression :  by the way <fortunate in having a good teacher…—still living, incidentally — John Fischer>

Examples of INCIDENTALLY

  1. Not incidentally, the market slump was followed by widespread layoffs.
  2. <incidentally, have you seen the new building they're putting up?>

First Known Use of INCIDENTALLY

1665

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: incidental musicPrevious Word in the Dictionary: incidentalistAll Words Near: incidentally
March 30, 2015
amphibology Hear it
A phrase with more than one interpretation
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears