how to pronounce incidental


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incidental is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of incidental in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… ask them about incidental brushes and …”

meanings of incidental


  1. Entering or approaching, prior to reflection (more frequently incident).
  2. Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident; being a likely consequence.
  3. Occurring by chance.


  1. Something that is incidental.
  2. Minor items, not further defined. Incidental expense.

incidental frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word incidental occurs in english on average 3.7 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.

topics incidental can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that incidental can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to incidental


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