Anything accidental happens by chance or unintentionally. People don't mean to do accidental things.

An accident is something unforeseen that no one wanted to happen, like a car accident or getting hit by lightning. You can describe anything like that as accidental. Bumping into a stranger could be accidental. Forgetting to pay a bill is accidental. This word covers all the things that no one really meant or planned to happen. There are a lot of accidental events in the world, which is one reason insurance exists.

Definitions of accidental
  1. adjective
    happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally
    accidental poisoning”
    “an accidental shooting”
    synonyms: inadvertent
    not deliberate
  2. noun
    a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature
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    type of:
    musical notation
    (music) notation used by musicians
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