accidentally, accidently

Meaning "by chance," "without design," or "unexpectedly," accidentally is often mispronounced and misspelled. The word has five syllables (ac-ci-den-tal-ly); omit al in neither spelling nor pronunciation. There is no such word as accidently.

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