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adjective oc·ca·sion·al \ ə-ˈkāzh-nəl , -ˈkā-zhə-nᵊl \
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Definition of occasional

1 a : of or relating to a particular occasion
  • a budget able to meet occasional demands as well as regular ones
b : created for a particular occasion
  • occasional verse
  • occasional music
2 : acting as the occasion or contributing cause of something
  • occasional causes for creating apparent effects
3 : encountered, occurring, appearing, or taken at irregular or infrequent intervals
  • occasional visitors
  • an occasional vacation
  • found occasional errors
  • occasional episodes of chest pain
4 : acting in a specified capacity from time to time
  • an occasional lecturer
  • an occasional essayist
5 : designed or constructed to be used as the occasion demands
  • occasional furniture

Examples of occasional in a Sentence

  1. She receives occasional phone calls from her mother.

  2. There will be occasional showers during the morning.

  3. Most mornings, we'll see deer or the occasional bear walking past our house.

  4. He tells an occasional joke to keep his students interested.

  5. I need to take occasional breaks from work.

  6. Sure, I drink an occasional glass of wine from time to time.

  7. She's an occasional lecturer at the university.

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First Known Use of occasional

1611

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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OCCASIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

occasional

Definition of occasional for English Language Learners

  • : happening or done sometimes but not often : not happening or done in a regular or frequent way

  • : sometimes doing a particular job or activity


OCCASIONAL Defined for Kids

occasional

adjective oc·ca·sion·al \ ə-ˈkā-zhə-nᵊl \

Definition of occasional for Students

: happening or met with now and then
  • They went to an occasional movie.

occasionally

adverb


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Description

Jet from casual to conservative & vice-versa with ease when you wear this light blue coloured top by Upperclass. This top is designed as per the latest trends and fashioned using quality cotton. Team it with black coloured shorts for a sassy look.

Brand
Upperclass
Product Code
APPUPPERCLASS-LUPPE66272639155C19
Color
Blue
Size
L
Material
Cotton
Occasion
Casual
Pattern
Solid
Fit
Regular
Gender
Women
Set Contents
1x Top
Wash Care
Hand Wash
Stitch Type
Stitched
Style Code
LT-16003