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 : 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 in a sentence
Not incidentally, the market slump was followed by widespread layoffs.
<incidentally, have you seen the new building they're putting up?>
First Known Use of incidentally
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Definition of incidentally for Students
1 : as a matter of less interest or importance
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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