coincidentally

adverb co·in·ci·den·tal·ly \ (ˌ)kō-ˌin(t)-sə-ˈdent-lē , -ˈden-tə-lē \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of coincidentally

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

Examples of coincidentally in a Sentence

  1. 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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