coincidentally

adverb
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
Recent Examples on the Web When the Wizards at last returned to the court Jan. 24 after a nearly two-week layoff, their opponent — coincidentally enough — was the Spurs. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio Spurs likely to face hurdles even after COVID outbreak subsides," 20 Feb. 2021 Both are coincidentally wearing looks inspired by majestic beasts — Denali as a resplendent quetzal, Kahmora as a golden dragon — lending this battle a mythic quality. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, "Get Into This Lip Sync Even if You Don’t Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race," 23 Jan. 2021 The exact same thing basically happens in the film (minus the convictions), and even more coincidentally, Khan's driver shares the same name as the fictional Balram's master. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "Is Netflix’s White Tiger Based On This Eerily Similar True Story?," 23 Jan. 2021 The league hopes more minority coaches get a shot at the openings in Houston and Atlanta, where coincidentally, African Americans Romeo Crennel and Raheem Morris currently are the interim coaches. Barry Wilner, ajc, "On Football: NFL coaching carousel about to start spinning," 26 Dec. 2020 There may be confounding factors—perhaps instead of spreading more quickly, this strain was just coincidentally in more densely populated areas or moving with holiday travel patterns. Dharushana Muthulingam, Vogue, "What Is the New Coronavirus Strain and What Does It Mean?," 23 Dec. 2020 Not coincidentally, Childers, a Beachwood resident, is also the president of the local nonprofit Making the Change Foundation. cleveland, "Toys, winter coats available to those in need Dec. 20 at South Euclid’s Bite Creole Kitchen," 17 Dec. 2020 This was, coincidentally, the day Holloway — the Eden Prairie star — had verbally committed to the Gophers. Kent Youngblood Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Coveted Wayzata guard Mara Braun picks Gophers," 10 Dec. 2020 Not coincidentally, a lot of internet content won’t be financially viable, either. Mark Hill, Wired, "Paywalls, Newsletters, and the New Echo Chamber," 7 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of coincidentally was in 1837

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27 Feb 2021

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“Coincidentally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coincidentally. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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