What is accidental?

  • (noun): A musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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List Of Birds Of Iceland - Parulidae
... Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia Rare/Accidental Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina Rare/Accidental Northern Parula Parula americana Rare/Accidental ...
List Of Birds Of Queensland - Apodiformes - Apodidae (Swifts & Swiftlets)
... Glossy Swiftlet, Collocalia esculenta - Rare/Accidental Australian Swiftlet, Aerodramus terraereginae - endemic* Chillagoe Swiftlet, Aerodramus chillagoensis - endemic* Uniform Swiftlet, Collocalia vanikorensis ...
... Accidental may mean Accidental (music) Accidental (album), by Fred Frith Accidental (biology), a biological phenomenon more commonly known as vagrancy Accidental property, a philosophical term ...
List Of Birds Of Trinidad And Tobago - New World Warblers
... Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Trinidad only Rare/Accidental Northern Parula Setophaga americana Tobago only Rare/Accidental Tropical Parula Setophaga pitiayumi ...
Accidental Symmetry
... In physics, in renormalization theory, an accidental symmetry is a symmetry which is present in a renormalizable theory only because the terms which break it have too high a dimension to appear in the ... lepton number and the baryon number are accidental symmetries, while in lattice models, rotational invariance is accidental ...

More definitions of "accidental":

  • (adj): Associated by chance and not an integral part.
    Example: "Poetry is something to which words are the accidental, not by any means the essential form"- Frederick W. Robertson
    Synonyms: adventitious
  • (adj): Occurring or appearing or singled out by chance.
    Example: "Their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship"
    Synonyms: casual, chance
  • (adj): Without intention (especially resulting from heedless action).
    Example: "Accidental poisoning"; "an accidental shooting"
    Synonyms: inadvertent

Famous quotes containing the word accidental:

    To say that a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy. Most contemplate only what would be the accidental and trifling advantages of Friendship, as that the Friend can assist in time of need by his substance, or his influence, or his counsel.... Even the utmost goodwill and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for Friendship, for Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The accidental causes of science are only “accidents” relatively to the intelligence of a man.
    Chauncey Wright (1830–1875)

    It is with benefits as with injuries in this respect, that we do not so much weigh the accidental good or evil they do us, as that which they were designed to do us.—That is, we consider no part of them so much as their intention.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)