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in·ci·den·tal·ly

 (ĭn′sĭ-dĕn′tl-ē)
adv.
1. As a minor or subordinate matter: by profession a lawyer and incidentally a musician.
2. (also -dĕnt′lē) Apart from the main subject; parenthetically.

incidentally

(ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəlɪ)
adv
1. as a subordinate or chance occurrence
2. (sentence modifier) by the way

in•ci•den•tal•ly

(ˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl i or, for 1, -ˈdɛnt li)

adv.
1. apart or aside from the main subject; parenthetically.
2. by chance.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.incidentally - introducing a different topic; in point of fact; "incidentally, I won't go to the party"
2.incidentally - of a minor or subordinate nature; "these magnificent achievements were only incidentally influenced by Oriental models"

incidentally

adverb
1. by the way, in passing, en passant, parenthetically, by the bye The tower, incidentally, dates from the twelfth century.
2. accidentally, casually, by chance, coincidentally, fortuitously, by happenstance In her denunciation, she incidentally shed some light on another mystery.
Translations
بالمُناسَبَه، بِهذه المُناسَبَه
mimochodem
for resten
mellékesenmellesleg
meîal annarra orîa
mimogrede
aklıma gelmişkenŞeyy!

incidentally

[ˌɪnsɪˈdentəlɪ] ADV
1. (= by the way) → a propósito, por cierto
he spoke no English incidentallypor cierto or a propósito, no hablaba inglés
2. (= in a minor way) → incidentalmente
3. (= accidentally, fortuitously) → por casualidad, de forma casual

incidentally

[ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəli] adv (= by the way) → à proposincidental music n (on TV, radio)musique f de fond; (for film)musique f de filmincident room n (POLICE)salle f des opérations

incidentally

adv
(= by the way)übrigens
(= casually) to mention something incidentallyetw beiläufig erwähnen
(= secondarily) it’s only incidentally importantdas ist nur von nebensächlicher Bedeutung

incidentally

[ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntlɪ] adv (by the way) → fra parentesi, tra l'altro, per inciso
the system prevents heat loss and incidentally saves you money → il sistema impedisce perdite di calore e tra l'altro fa risparmiare
incidentally, I saw your sister yesterday → fra parentesi, ho visto tua sorella ieri

incident

(ˈinsidənt) noun
an event or happening. There was a strange incident in the supermarket today.
ˌinciˈdental (-ˈden-) adjective
1. occurring etc by chance in connection with something else. an incidental remark.
2. accompanying (something) but not forming part of it. He wrote the incidental music for the play.
ˌinciˈdentally (-ˈden-) adverb
by the way. Incidentally, where were you last night?
References in classic literature ?
Nor, perhaps, will it fail to be eventually perceived, that behind those forms and usages, as it were, he sometimes masked himself; incidentally making use of them for other and more private ends than they were legitimately intended to subserve.
The job had been to make a punitive expedition to a neighbouring island, and, incidentally, to recover the heads of some mutual friends of ours--a white-trader, his white wife and children, and his white clerk.
Gurry, so called, is a term properly belonging to right whalemen, but sometimes incidentally used by the sperm fishermen.
While there she incidentally contrived to hurry Ludovic Speed in his leisurely courting of Theodora Dix, as related duly in another chronicle of her history.
If it has a bearing, information about it must be given either in the Introduction or incidentally later on.
Incidentally the professor will gather in any other antiques of more or less value, if he can find any, and he hopes, even if he doesn't find the idol, to get enough historical material for half a dozen books, to say nothing of magazine articles.
I mention this incidentally, the chance allusion to albogues having reminded me of it; and it will be of great assistance to us in the perfect practice of this calling that I am something of a poet, as thou knowest, and that besides the bachelor Samson Carrasco is an accomplished one.
When speaking to Chichagov, Kutuzov incidentally mentioned that the vehicles packed with china that had been captured from him at Borisov had been recovered and would be restored to him.
Incidentally, his Introduction has the interest of a brief but effective selection from Mr.
The question of the Native Tribes had been brought up incidentally in the Commission of the 2nd of June, and had been pressed forward actively by Alexey Alexandrovitch as one admitting of no delay on account of the deplorable condition bf the native tribes.
When I refer to them, incidentally, it is only as a part of my progress.
Bread and butter, silks and jewels, dollars and cents, and, incidentally, the closing up of the overland trade-routes to India, were the things that caused the voyages of discovery.