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accidental is pronounced in four syllables
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An example use of accidental in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… essential and accidental properties we …”
meanings of accidental
Not essential; incidental, secondary.
Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; by accident, unintentional.
Adjusted by one or two semitones, in temporary departure from the key signature.
Nonessential to something's inherent nature (especially in Aristotelian thought).
Being a double point with two distinct tangent planes in 4-dimensional projective space.
Occurring sometimes, by chance; occasional.
A property which is not essential; a nonessential; anything happening accidentally.
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.
Part of a text that has a mainly structural purpose, such as spelling, punctuation, or capitalization.
A sharp, flat, or natural, occurring not at the commencement of a piece of music as the signature, but before a particular note.
accidental frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR
the word accidental occurs in english on average 4.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
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