[ in-si-den-tl ]
/ ˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl /
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happening or likely to happen in an unplanned or subordinate conjunction with something else.
incurred casually and in addition to the regular or main amount: incidental expenses.
likely to happen or naturally appertaining (usually followed by to).
something incidental, as a circumstance.
incidentals, minor expenses.
OTHER WORDS FOR incidental
1 casual, chance, fortuitous; contingent.
OPPOSITES FOR incidental
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OTHER WORDS FROM incidental
in·ci·den·tal·ness, nounnon·in·ci·den·tal, adjectivenon·in·ci·den·tal·ly, adverbun·in·ci·den·tal, adjective
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How to use incidental in a sentence
After every three or four checks there is apt to be one marked "Incidentals," or "General Expenses."The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
You certainly said Entertaining came under Incidentals; see, here it is in black and white.Living on a Little|Caroline French Benton
A guest was never permitted to pay for anything; expressage, laundry and all incidentals were as free as air.Historic Papers on the Causes of the Civil War|Mrs. Eugenia Dunlap Potts
The girl, Tillys absence, such things were to him only incidentals now.The Snow-Burner|Henry Oyen
There were his clothes, of course, and another excrudescence or two, but these were incidentals.The Cassowary|Stanley Waterloo
British Dictionary definitions for incidental
/ (ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəl) /
happening in connection with or resulting from something more important; casual or fortuitous
(postpositive foll by to) found in connection (with); related (to)
(postpositive foll by upon) caused (by)
occasional or minorincidental expenses
(often plural) an incidental or minor expense, event, or action
Derived forms of incidentalincidentalness, noun
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