co·​in·​ci·​den·​tal·​ly | \ (ˌ)kō-ˌin(t)-sə-ˈdent-lē How to pronounce coincidentally (audio) , -ˈden-tə-lē \

Definition of coincidentally

1 : in a coincidental manner : by coincidence lonely singles who meet coincidentally and clickPeople
2 : it is or seems coincidental that coincidentally, the dog died exactly one year after his owner did

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Examples of coincidentally in a Sentence

the final stages of the Napoleonic Wars were fought coincidentally with the U.S.-British conflict known as the War of 1812
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First Known Use of coincidentally

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coincidentally

coincidental + -ly entry 2

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10 May 2022

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“Coincidentally.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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