Definition of incidentally
1 : in an incidental manner : not intentionally the arrant nonsense of some of his statements is incidentally hilarious — John Lahr
2 : by way of interjection or digression : by the way fortunate in having a good teacher … —still living, incidentally — John Fischer
Examples of incidentally in a sentence
Not incidentally, the market slump was followed by widespread layoffs.
incidentally, have you seen the new building they're putting up?
First Known Use of incidentally
INCIDENTALLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incidentally for English Language Learners
: as something that is less interesting or important
—used to introduce a statement that provides added information or that mentions another subject
INCIDENTALLY Defined for Kids
Definition of incidentally for Students
1 : as a matter of less interest or importance
2 —used to introduce a statement that provides additional information or changes the subject I'll call your mother. Incidentally, how is she?
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