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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>
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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
INCIDENTALLY Defined for Kids

incidentally

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

Definition of INCIDENTALLY for Kids

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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