accidental accidental  /ˌæk sə ˈdɛn təl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature
  2. (adj) happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally

Usage(s):

  1. Faced with the economic recession and housing crunch, homeowners unable to sell their properties are putting their houses up for rent and joining the ranks of accidental landlords.
  2. Accidental gun deaths are probably much smaller than most people would believe.
  3. Her death has been variously attributed to an accidental overdose, political necessity and a Mob hit.

News

  1. Tests show Mattoon man died because of accidental overdose, coroner says

    MATTOON (JG-TC) — The death of a man found in his Mattoon apartment last month was because of an accidental overdose of a prescription medicine, Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers said Wednesday.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

  2. New Data Reveals High Cost of Accidental App Purchase, Meep Store Prevents Misuse with Parental Controls

    Recent reports from the UK reveal how English parents experience problems with accidental app purchases among children. Meep Store offers a unique solution for preventing this experience among American consumers. (PRWeb June 19, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10847316.htm
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Accidental fire at Townsend house causes $50,000 in damage

    An early afternoon fire that occurred Thursday in Townsend has been ruled accidental in nature by the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office. The fire was reported by a neighbor shortly after 12 p.m. in the 400 block of Eagles Nest Landing Road in Townsend, said Chief Deputy Fire Marshal B. Scott Bullock in a release. Citizens' Hose Company, of Smyrna, responded to the residence and arrived to ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Smyrna Clayton Sun Times

Quotes

  1. In an e-mail to friends, Spector called the death "an accidental suicide."
    on Mar 17, 2007 By: Phil Spector Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Everyone with the squad is very disappointed and sorry for Rio," said England manager Fabio Capello. "It was an accidental injury in training, but had nothing to do with the pitch."
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Fabio Capello Source: BBC News

  3. "We, Heath's family can confirm the very tragic, untimely and accidental passing of our dearly loved son, brother and doting father of Matilda," Mr Ledger said in Perth. "He was down to earth, generous, kind hearted, life loving unselfish...
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Heath Ledger Source: ic Wales

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