Definition of occasionally in US English:



  • At infrequent or irregular intervals; now and then.

    ‘very occasionally the condition can result in death’
    ‘he met her occasionally for coffee’
    • ‘Think of me fondly while you're out there in the real world, and send me a postcard occasionally.’
    • ‘I patted it occasionally, which had no impact, and left sticky residue on my palms.’
    • ‘Once you chill out and learn to only glance occasionally at the display, it's all much better.’
    • ‘Football is occasionally a rough sport, but politics is always a dirty undertaking.’
    • ‘The Plan was always to live a varied life and to write about it occasionally.’
    sometimes, from time to time, now and then, every now and then, now and again, every now and again, at times, every so often, once in a while, every once in a while, on occasion, on occasions, on the odd occasion, periodically, at intervals, irregularly, sporadically, spasmodically, infrequently, intermittently, on and off, off and on
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