co·​in·​ci·​den·​tal·​ly | \(ˌ)kō-ˌin(t)-sə-ˈdent-lē, -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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Both wore outfits with emerald accents to match Eugenie's emerald tiara, which also matched her earrings and her mom's outfit, coincidentally, Pippa Middleton's outfit. The Editors, Marie Claire, "A Page Boy at Princess Eugenie's Wedding Recovered Like a Champ After Tripping Up," 12 Oct. 2018 Not coincidentally, all seven are considered reliable ideologues. Brandon Bartels, Washington Post, "It took conservatives 50 years to get a reliable majority on the Supreme Court. Here are 3 reasons why.," 29 June 2018 Corporations will focus on the critical human element in shopping, and invest heavily in tracking technology and robotics to help employees help customers — new technology, coincidentally, that can be learned in virtual reality simulations. Patrick Sisson, Vox, "In Walmart’s virtual reality simulation, Black Friday never ends," 15 Nov. 2018 The judge overseeing the case is US District Court Judge William Alsup, who coincidentally presided over the high-profile trade secrets case earlier this year, Waymo v. Uber. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Feds: 4 ex-Genentech scientists stole from biotech giant to help startup," 30 Oct. 2018 Bubbly water has a slightly acidic pH of 5.5, which coincidentally is the same pH as our skin. Marci Robin, Allure, "People Are Washing Their Faces With Seltzer, And It's Not as Silly as You Might Think," 29 Sep. 2018 Yoga is actually why Biel, the face of a forthcoming capsule collection with Gaiam, the athleisure brand that was birthed out of her hometown coincidentally enough, is here today in New York City. Kate Branch, Vogue, "Jessica Biel On Just Saying No to Botox—and the Viral Fitness Video That Makes You Go "Hot Damn"," 21 Sep. 2018 Those contacts have helped him raise close to $1 million from the Bay Area, some of it from Silicon Valley investors such as John Doerr and Rob Stavis, a Bessemer partner who coincidentally is one of this cycle’s biggest Democratic donors. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "A venture capitalist is running for Congress in farm country. And his opponent is turning those Silicon Valley bona fides into an insult.," 20 Sep. 2018 Not so coincidentally, the study shows that San Francisco County is also the one with the lowest percentage of kids in the United States, with just 15 percent of the population being under 19 years old (national average is 25.2 percent). Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Yes, Your Neighbor’s Age Could Affect Your Home’s Value," 11 Sep. 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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