occasionally

occasionally

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of occasionally in English

English Online Dictionary. What means occasionally‎? What does occasionally mean?

From occasional +‎ -ly.

  • IPA(key): /əˈkeɪʒənəli/, /əˈkeɪʒnəli/, /əˈkeɪʒənli/
  • Hyphenation: oc‧ca‧sion‧al‧ly, oc‧casi‧onal‧ly, oc‧casion‧ally

occasionally (comparative more occasionally, superlative most occasionally)

  1. From time to time; sometimes; at relatively infrequent intervals. [from 15th c.]
    Synonyms: now and then, once in a while
  2. (obsolete) By chance; accidentally. [17th–18th c.]
    • 1790, James Boswell, in Danziger & Brady (eds.), Boswell: The Great Biographer (Journals 1789–1795), Yale 1989, p. 103:
      I had met Lord Ossory in the forenoon, who had come to town occasionally.
  3. (obsolete) On the occasion of something else happening; incidentally, by the way. [15th–18th c.]
  • on occasion, sometimes, at times, now and then, see Thesaurus:occasionally

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