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 Not coincidentally, Amighi and her family are part of the Iranian diaspora who left Iran after the Islamic revolution in 1979. Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, 20 Sep. 2021 Not coincidentally, Connecticut’s seven-day case rate was nearly as low as California’s on Friday, and Vermont’s was only slightly higher than Connecticut’s. Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Sep. 2021 Izumo and her sister ship Kaga were built to operate large numbers of anti-submarine helicopters but also just coincidentally with aircraft elevators rated to take the weight of a F-35B fighter bomber. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 27 Sep. 2021 Not entirely coincidentally, 62% of voters in the recall election opposed removing Newsom. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Sep. 2021 That, coincidentally, marked the beginning of the end of Scherzer’s time in D.C. Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2021 Not coincidentally, each of those artists continues to tour three decades later. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 21 Sep. 2021 Not coincidentally, Southwest Airlines joined American Airlines in extending the ‘pause’ on serving alcohol on board through January 2022. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 Not coincidentally, McAuliffe and Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin engaged in a Twitter spat Tuesday on the topic of vaccine mandates for school and health-care workers, which McAuliffe supports and Youngkin does not. Sean Sullivan And David Weigel, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Sep. 2021

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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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13 Oct 2021

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“Coincidentally.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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