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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Synonyms & Antonyms for coincidentally


coincidently, concurrently, contemporaneously, simultaneously, together



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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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Not coincidentally, economic growth indicators in the eurozone have broadly disappointed investors’ optimistic expectations, hitting stocks. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "Trade War or Peace, Europe Can’t Escape a Chinese Slowdown," 3 Dec. 2018 Not coincidentally, Tesla’s longtime director of manufacturing engineering left the company in June. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "If Tesla goes up in smoke, it won’t be because Elon Musk hit a blunt," 7 Sep. 2018 This isn’t the first time Apple has accidentally leaked an iPhone design through a firmware icon, either: the iPhone X experienced the same thing (discovered, coincidentally, by Rambo as well) last summer. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Larger iPhone X Plus seemingly confirmed by leak in iOS 12 beta," 3 Aug. 2018 But, not at all coincidentally, Amazon pulled out of releasing A Rainy Day in New York (which had already been complete) after the MeToo movement thrust Farrow's claim back into the public eye. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Woody Allen Is Suing Amazon For Not Releasing His Movies," 7 Feb. 2019 Kim and Kanye are already parents to North, 5, Saint, 3, and Chicago, who was also born via surrogate and coincidentally turns one today. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian Confirms She's Having a Boy and Hints at the Due Date," 15 Jan. 2019 Instead, the new iPads are expected to use a swiping navigation system similar to that on the iPhone XS and XR — which Apple coincidentally already added with iOS 12. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "The 5 biggest rumors about Apple’s new, bezel-free iPads," 25 Oct. 2018 Perhaps not coincidentally, protesters in Arak over the past weeks have been arrested in disproportionate numbers. Kevan Harris, Washington Post, "How years of increasing labor unrest signaled Iran’s latest protest wave," 19 Jan. 2018 Not coincidentally, this comes as the company’s rapid growth pace seems to be cooling, forcing investors to look more closely at the bottom line. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Amazon Cutting the CRaP," 17 Dec. 2018

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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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