Definitions for "Accidental"
Keywords:  sharp, notation, pitch, flat, symbol
A sharp, flat, or natural, occurring not at the commencement of a piece of music as the signature, but before a particular note.
Notational symbol used to raise or lower a pitch, particularly in the case of altering the pitches called for by the key signature. The accidentals are sharp (), flat (), and natural (); you sometimes also encounter a double sharp and a double flat.
A notational sign in a score indicating that a specific note is to be played as a flat, sharp, or natural. The most common accidentals (flats and sharps) correspond to the five black notes in each octave of the keyboard.
Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous; as, an accidental visit.
Those fortuitous effects produced by luminous rays falling on certain objects so that some parts stand forth in abnormal brightness and other parts are cast into a deep shadow.
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"
Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are accidental to a play.
A property which is not essential; a nonessential; anything happening accidentally.
Sudden, unexpected event that was not reasonable foreseeable.
Unexpected or undersigned cause of an accidental bodily injury.
without intention (especially resulting from heedless action); "with an inadvertent gesture she swept the vase off the table"; "accidental poisoning"; "an accidental shooting"
Pyroclastic rocks that are formed from fragments of non-volcanic rocks or from volcanic rocks not related to the erupting volcano.
A mineral which can only occasionally be found in a given rock, and which usually does not appear at all