ser·​en·​dip·​i·​tous | \ ˌser-ən-ˈdi-pə-təs How to pronounce serendipitous (audio) \

Definition of serendipitous

: obtained or characterized by serendipity serendipitous discoveries

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Other Words from serendipitous

serendipitously adverb

Examples of serendipitous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The group attempts to debunk the notion that being in the office together allows for serendipitous moments of collaboration and creation. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 9 May 2022 That serendipitous moment changed her life, as well as that of many others. Jeff Chu, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2022 This is prime time for a serendipitous moment, so be sure to get out there and take advantage of it. Tarot Astrologers,, 20 Dec. 2021 Sojitra, now 28, remembers the serendipitous moment almost mythically. Alison Van Houten, Outside Online, 24 Apr. 2020 Their early days as a pair included many nights playing Xbox and that serendipitous trip to Disney World in June 2016. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2022 The in-person gatherings, on the other hand, allowed for those serendipitous collisions that only occur in a real-world environment. Mark Sutherland, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 The Annex has turned out to be a major asset — a treasure trove of odd, unexpected and serendipitous finds, from Iranian sports magazines to a booklet of Madonna fan art that was rescued from a landfill. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 The dipping approach can result in moments of serendipitous delight. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of serendipitous

1943, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2022

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“Serendipitous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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