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How to Pronounce Accident: Learn how to pronounce Accident in English correctly

Learn how to say Accident correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word accident:

noun
1an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury:
he had an accident at the factory
[mass noun]:
if you are unable to work owing to accident or sickness
a crash involving road or other vehicles:
four people were killed in a road accident
euphemistic an incidence of incontinence by a child or animal:
he had a little accident, but I washed his shorts out
2an event that happens by chance or that is without apparent or deliberate cause:
the pregnancy was an accident
it is no accident that Manchester has produced more than its fair share of professional comics
[mass noun] the working of fortune; chance:
members belong to the House of Lords through hereditary right or accident of birth
3 Philosophy (in Aristotelian thought) a property of a thing which is not essential to its nature.
Phrases
accident and emergency
British a hospital department concerned with the provision of immediate treatment to people who are seriously injured in an accident or who are suddenly taken seriously ill.
an accident waiting to happen
informal a potentially disastrous situation, typically caused by negligent or faulty procedures:
people living near the site where the boy was crushed to death said it was an accident waiting to happen
accidents will happen in the best regulated families
proverb however careful you try to be, it is inevitable that some unfortunate or unforeseen events will occur:
problems like these should not occur, but accidents will happen
by accident
unintentionally; by chance:
she didn’t get where she is today by accident
nomadic hunters probably ended up on the new continent by accident
without accident
safely:
he was able to stop the train without accident
Origin:
late Middle English (in the general sense ‘an event’): via Old French from Latin accident- ‘happening’, from the verb accidere, from ad- ‘towards, to’ + cadere ‘to fall’