Definitions of accidental

  1. a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature
  2. A property which is not essential; a nonessential; anything happening accidentally.
  3. A sharp, flat, or natural, occurring not at the commencement of a piece of music as the signature, but before a particular note.
  4. That which happens unexpectedly; a sign used in music to lower or raise the note before which it is placed.
  5. Anything not essential.
  6. A property or quality nonessential; anything accidental.
  7. Anything non- essential.
  8. Accidentally.
  9. 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"
  10. Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous; as, an accidental visit.
  11. Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are accidental to a play.
  12. Happening by chance; casual.
  13. Happening by chance or unexpectedly; casual; connected with, but not necessarily belonging to; incidental.
  14. Happening by chance: not essential.
  15. Happening by chance; casual; non- essential; incidental.
  16. Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; non- essential; not necessarily belonging to. Accidental colours those complementary colours seen on a white or light ground after looking steadily for some time at a bright coloured object.