Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Now and then; from time to time.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • From time to time, as occasion demands or opportunity offers; at irregular intervals; on occasion.
  • Sometimes; at times.
  • Casually; accidentally; at random; on some special occasion.

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

  • adverb In an occasional manner; on occasion; at times, as convenience requires or opportunity offers; not regularly.

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

  • adverb From time to time; now and then; once in a while; irregularly.

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

  • adverb now and then or here and there

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

occasional +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "Club Med" countries is a term occasionally used to refer to nations in southern Europe.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • We may have to fly in occasionally from the US this spring and summer though.

    M�rida the beautiful

  • We may have to fly in occasionally from the US this spring and summer though.

    M�rida the beautiful

  • We may have to fly in occasionally from the US this spring and summer though.

    M�rida the beautiful

  • We may have to fly in occasionally from the US this spring and summer though.

    M�rida the beautiful

  • The longer he went on, the more lost I became in the murky waters of his diction, in the fog of my grammatical weaknesses, though all the while I nodded and repeated a word occasionally to make it seem as though his generosity was not falling, like pearls before swine, on the ears of unappreciative foreigners in a blue car with French license plates.

    The Italian Summer

  • While creationists use the term occasionally, employing it merely to make their views sound more scientific, and to avoid a violation Edwards v Aguillard decision discrediting 'creation science', present day proponents approach it from a science perspective.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The longer he went on, the more lost I became in the murky waters of his diction, in the fog of my grammatical weaknesses, though all the while I nodded and repeated a word occasionally to make it seem as though his generosity was not falling, like pearls before swine, on the ears of unappreciative foreigners in a blue car with French license plates.

    The Italian Summer

  • The longer he went on, the more lost I became in the murky waters of his diction, in the fog of my grammatical weaknesses, though all the while I nodded and repeated a word occasionally to make it seem as though his generosity was not falling, like pearls before swine, on the ears of unappreciative foreigners in a blue car with French license plates.

    The Italian Summer

  • The longer he went on, the more lost I became in the murky waters of his diction, in the fog of my grammatical weaknesses, though all the while I nodded and repeated a word occasionally to make it seem as though his generosity was not falling, like pearls before swine, on the ears of unappreciative foreigners in a blue car with French license plates.

    The Italian Summer

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