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incidentally

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

Simple Definition of incidentally

  • : 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. 1 :  in an incidental manner :  not intentionally <the arrant nonsense of some of his statements is incidentally hilarious — John Lahr>

  2. 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?>



1665

First Known Use of incidentally

1665


INCIDENTALLY Defined for Kids

incidentally

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adverb in·ci·den·tal·ly \ˌin-sə-ˈden-təl-ē\

Definition of incidentally

  1. 1 :  as a matter of less interest or importance

  2. 2 —used to introduce a statement that provides additional information or changes the subject <I'll call your mother. Incidentally, how is she?>





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