occasionally

adverb oc·ca·sion·al·ly \ ə-ˈkāzh-nə-lē , -ˈkā-zhə-nᵊl-ē \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of occasionally

: on occasion : now and then
  • dines out occasionally
  • We occasionally see deer in the field.

Examples of occasionally in a Sentence

  1. Occasionally, things don't go as planned.

  2. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.

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First Known Use of occasionally

15th century



OCCASIONALLY Defined for English Language Learners

occasionally

adverb

Definition of occasionally for English Language Learners

  • : sometimes but not often



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