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əˈkeɪ ʒə nloc·ca·sion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. occasional(a)(adj)

    occurring from time to time

    "took an occasional glass of wine"

  2. episodic, occasional(adj)

    occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals

    "episodic in his affections"; "occasional headaches"

  3. casual, occasional(adj)

    occurring from time to time

    "casual employment"; "a casual correspondence with a former teacher"; "an occasional worker"

  4. periodic, occasional(adj)

    recurring or reappearing from time to time

    "periodic feelings of anxiety"

GCIDE

  1. Occasional(a.)

    Of or pertaining to an occasion or to occasions; intended for a specific occasion; for use only when needed, and not regularly.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. occasionnel.]

Wiktionary

  1. occasional(Adjective)

    Occurring or appearing irregularly from time to time.

    He was mostly solitary, but enjoyed the occasional visitor.

  2. occasional(Adjective)

    Not very often.

    He took an occasional glass of wine.

  3. occasional(Adjective)

    Created for a specific occasion.

    Elgar's music was not created to be occasional music for high-school graduations.

  4. occasional(Adjective)

    Intended for use as the occasion requires.

    What your living room needs are some occasional chairs.

  5. occasional(Adjective)

    Acting in the indicated role from time to time.

    He is an occasional contributor to letters to the editor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Occasional(adj)

    of or pertaining to an occasion or to occasions; occuring at times, but not constant, regular, or systematic; made or happening as opportunity requires or admits; casual; incidental; as, occasional remarks, or efforts

  2. Occasional(adj)

    produced by accident; as, the occasional origin of a thing

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. occasionnel.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occasional' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3616

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'occasional' in Adjectives Frequency: #491

How to pronounce occasional?

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How to say occasional in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of occasional in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of occasional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of occasional in a Sentence

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Forgiveness is not an occasional act it is an attitude.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    A three-year diet of rubber chicken and occasional crow.

  3. Robert Benchley:

    Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.

  4. Robert Benchley:

    As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.

  5. Laura Swenson:

    Men are like a deck of cards. You'll find the occasional king, but most are jacks.

Images & Illustrations of occasional

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