Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: incidental
IPA transcription: [,ɪnsɪd'ɛntəl]
Pronunciations of incidental
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: incidental, incident
    Meaning: (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change"
Usage examples
  • Nor is this, the most striking phenomenon incidental to such a state.
  • But Marie had been sharp enough to understand perfectly the gist of her aunt's manoeuvres and of the priest's incidental information.
  • There was a note on the programme, saying that the "incidental music" would be from the opera "Traviata," which was made from the same story as the play.
  • 'My dear Copperfield,' said Mr. Micawber, 'yourself and Mr. Traddles find us on the brink of migration, and will excuse any little discomforts incidental to that position.'
  • In the early days of her Costaguana life, the little lady used to clench her hands with exasperation at not being able to take the public affairs of the country as seriously as the incidental atrocity of methods deserved.
  • The young fellow had the air of a self-confident rustic, with little experience in the world. Indeed, it seemed from his elated manner as if this might be his first trip from home, and the blowing of oil wells an incidental speculation.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, License CC BY-SA 4.0