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"incidentally" in British English

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incidentallyadverb

uk   /ˌɪn.sɪˈden.təl.i/  us   /ˌɪn.sɪˈden.t̬əl.i/
C1 used before saying something that is not as important as the main subject of conversation, but is connected to it in some way: We had a marvellous meal at that restaurant you recommended - incidentally, I must give you the number of a similar one I know.
used when mentioning a subject that has not been discussed before, often making it seem less important than it really is: Incidentally, I wanted to have a word with you about your travel expenses.
(Definition of incidentally from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incidentally" in American English

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incidentallyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˌɪn·səˈden·təl·i, -ˈdent·li/
used about something that is connected to the main subject but is not as important: “Ain’t” was mentioned only incidentally in an article about nonstandard words.
Incidentally is also used to introduce something additional that is not as important: Incidentally, she was a very popular mayor.
(Definition of incidentally from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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