- n. Plural form of accidental.
“The "accidentals", the nonthinkers, the delusional are not necessarily lost causes, you know?”
“Most of them involve "accidentals," matters of punctuation or spelling.”
“It would be impossible to fill the wall-cases, if properly proportioned, with these few, even given all the favourable conditions of procuring the "accidentals" and varieties, under ten years.”
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“This use of accent for characterization is also quite distinct from its use with "accidentals," or tones foreign to the prevailing tonality.”
“In the following examples, the tones marked [accent symbol] are "accidentals," and for that reason should receive a faint stress.”
“Hither resort those "accidentals" of fancy that make the stage, the drawing-room, and all the schools of artistic endeavor interesting or peculiar.”
“These "accidentals" as the painters say were quite as we wished them to be.”
“An uncultivated listener, hearing an oratorio of one of the great masters, would detect discords again and again in the strains; and as a matter of fact, what are called "accidentals" in music are discords, but discords inserted to heighten the harmony.”
“My understanding is that the 'accidentals' of bread and wine remain (a mystery for sure) but not the reality of bread and wine.”
“accidentals," where in their youth they had been apt to shy.”
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