adjective Date: 1943 obtained or characterized by serendipity <
serendipitous discoveries
serendipitously adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • serendipitous — adj. Serendipitous is used with these nouns: ↑discovery …   Collocations dictionary

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  • serendipitous — ser|en|dip|i|tous [ ,serən dıpətəs ] adjective LITERARY pleasant and happening by chance ╾ ser|en|dip|i|tous|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • serendipitous — ser·en·dip·i·tous || ‚serÉ™n dɪpɪtÉ™s adj. obtained through accidental discovery; characterized by the talent for discovering things accidentally …   English contemporary dictionary

  • serendipitous — ser·en·dip·i·tous …   English syllables

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