[ UK /əkˈe‍ɪʒənə‍l/ ]
[ US /əˈkeɪʒənəɫ/ ]
  1. occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals
    episodic in his affections
    occasional headaches
  2. recurring or reappearing from time to time
    periodic feelings of anxiety
  3. occurring on a temporary or irregular basis
    an occasional worker
    casual employment
    a casual correspondence with a former teacher
  4. occurring from time to time
    took an occasional glass of wine
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How To Use occasional In A Sentence

  • Plans include occasional stops at Central Terminal, which saw its last passenger train in 1979, and special excursions through the region to destinations such as Niagara Falls, Medina, Jamestown and even Cleveland. The Buffalo News: Home
  • But if you want voluminous leaf production during summer, you may want to fertigate it occasionally. Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway
  • The landscape was colored mainly in dark ocher, with occasional areas in malachite green.
  • And why do his eyes occasionally appear to glow red, like those of a replicant? Times, Sunday Times
  • Chickadees called occasionally, but never titmice.
  • Generally speaking, I tend not to get too bent out of shape by occasional rhetorical howlers.
  • He never complained, except when he occasionally slipped on muddy cobblestones.
  • A log cabin, and, occasionally, a stable and corn-crib, and a field of a dozen acres, the timber girdled or "deadened," and fenced, are enough for his occupancy. The Frontier in American History
  • Made chiefly from riveted stainless steel and copper sheeting, these free-standing works are occasionally complemented with wood.
  • The path follows the river closely, occasionally deviating round a clump of trees.
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