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adjective [usually before noun] occasional pronunciation in British English /əˈkeɪʒ(ə)nəl/

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  1. 1
    happening sometimes, but not frequently or regularly

    Chocolate is best kept as an occasional treat.

    Joe's a solid player with occasional flashes of brilliance.

    occasional visit/trip/excursion:

    He made occasional visits to London.

  2. 2
    British formal intended for special occasions

    The club was granted an occasional licence to sell alcoholic drinks.

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