Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an accidental manner; by chance; casually; fortuitously; not essentially or intrinsically.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; unintentionally; casually; fortuitously; not essentially.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; casually; fortuitously.
  • adverb Unintentionally.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb without intention; in an unintentional manner
  • adverb of a minor or subordinate nature
  • adverb without advance planning

Etymologies

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accidental +‎ -ly

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