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Adjective: accidental  ,ak-si'den-t(u)l
  1. Happening by chance, unexpectedly or unintentionally
    "accidental poisoning"; "an accidental shooting";
    - inadvertent
  2. Not of prime or central importance
    "the character's motives remain accidental to the plot";
    - incidental, nonessential
  3. Being minor or subordinate; happening as a chance consequence
    "accidental expenses";
    - incidental, incident
Noun: accidental  ,ak-si'den-t(u)l
  1. A musical notation that makes a note sharp, flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature

Derived forms: accidentals

See also: inessential, omissible, parenthetic, parenthetical, peripheral, secondary, unessential, unintended

Type of: musical notation

Encyclopedia: Accidental