• adjective: happening or done sometimes but not often
  • adjective: of or relating to a particular 'occasion'
  • synonyms: casual, incidental, unpredictable


  • She makes 'occasional' appearances on television. = She appears on the 'occasional' television show.

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

  • He tells an 'occasional' joke to keep his students interested.

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Movie quotes

  • (..) Yeah. It really is. Look here. I'm gonna be a pastor somewhere small. College town. Lead a little church. Teach a class. Maybe the occasional speaking engagement. And I'll pay all the bills for us, especially the mortgage for our very own house. Perfect. (..)
    2014 Selma