Found 3 items, similar to accidental.
English → Indonesian
English → English
n : a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or
natural although that is not part of the key signature
adj 1: associated by chance and not an integral part; “poetry is
something to which words are the accidental, not by
any means the essential form”
- Frederick W. Robertson;
“they had to decide whether his misconduct was
adventitious or the result of a flaw in his character”
2: occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; “their
accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship”
“seek help from casual passers-by”
; “a casual meeting”
3: without intention (especially resulting from heedless
action); “with an inadvertent gesture she swept the vase
off the table”
; “accidental poisoning”
; “an accidental
English → English
, a. [Cf. F. accidentel, earlier
1. Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not
according to the usual course of things; casual;
fortuitous; as, an accidental visit.
2. Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are
accidental to a play.
(Mus.), those which contain one or more
tones foreign to their proper harmony.
(Opt.), colors depending on the
hypersensibility of the retina of the eye for
complementary colors. They are purely subjective
sensations of color which often result from the
contemplation of actually colored bodies.
(Persp.), the point in which a right line,
drawn from the eye, parallel to a given right line, cuts
the perspective plane; so called to distinguish it from
the principal point, or point of view, where a line drawn
from the eye perpendicular to the perspective plane meets
(Paint.), secondary lights; effects of
light other than ordinary daylight, such as the rays of
the sun darting through a cloud, or between the leaves of
trees; the effect of moonlight, candlelight, or burning
Syn: Casual; fortuitous; contingent; occasional;
. We speak of a thing as accidental when
it falls out as by chance, and not in the regular
course of things; as, an accidental meeting, an
accidental advantage, etc. We call a thing incidental
when it falls, as it were, into some regular course of
things, but is secondary, and forms no essential part
thereof; as, an incremental remark, an incidental
evil, an incidental benefit. We speak of a thing as
casual, when it falls out or happens, as it were, by
mere chance, without being prearranged or
premeditated; as, a casual remark or encounter; a
casual observer. An idea of the unimportant is
attached to what is casual. Fortuitous is applied to
what occurs without any known cause, and in opposition
to what has been foreseen; as, a fortuitous concourse
of atoms. We call a thing contingent when it is such
that, considered in itself, it may or may not happen,
but is dependent for its existence on something else;
as, the time of my coming will be contingent on
intelligence yet to be received.
1. A property which is not essential; a nonessential;
anything happening accidentally.
He conceived it just that accidentals . . . should
sink with the substance of the accusation. --Fuller.
2. pl. (Paint.) Those fortuitous effects produced by luminous
rays falling on certain objects so that some parts stand
forth in abnormal brightness and other parts are cast into
a deep shadow.
3. (Mus.) A sharp, flat, or natural, occurring not at the
commencement of a piece of music as the signature, but
before a particular note.