Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Accidental


  1. Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous; as, an accidental visit.
  2. Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are accidental to a play.
  3. A property which is not essential; a nonessential; anything happening accidentally.
  4. Those fortuitous effects produced by luminous rays falling on certain objects so that some parts stand forth in abnormal brightness and other parts are cast into a deep shadow.
  5. A sharp, flat, or natural, occurring not at the commencement of a piece of music as the signature, but before a particular note.
More "Accidental" Quotations

Accidental Translations

accidental in Dutch is incidenteel, toevallig
accidental in Finnish is muu
accidental in French is malheureuxse, accidentel
accidental in Italian is accidentale, infelice
accidental in Portuguese is acidental
accidental in Spanish is fortuito, accidental