Definition of Accidental

  • (a.) Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous; as, an accidental visit.
  • (a.) Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are accidental to a play.
  • (n.) A property which is not essential; a nonessential; anything happening accidentally.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) A sharp, flat, or natural, occurring not at the commencement of a piece of music as the signature, but before a particular note.

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