Definition of “fortuitous” - English Dictionary

“fortuitous” in British English

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fortuitousadjective

uk /fɔːˈtʃuː.ɪ.təs/ us /fɔːrˈtuː.ə.t̬əs/ formal

(Definition of “fortuitous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“fortuitous” in American English

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fortuitousadjective

us /fɔrˈtu·ɪ·t̬əs/

(esp. of something to your advantage) happening by chance:

We made a fortuitous escape.
The discovery of the files was fortuitous.
fortuitously
adverb us /fɔrˈtu·ɪ·t̬əs·li/

They had fortuitously been out of the house when the fire started.

(Definition of “fortuitous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)