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adverb odd·ly \ˈäd-lē\

Simple Definition of oddly

  • : in a strange or unusual way

  • —used to say that something is strange, odd, or surprising

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of oddly

  1. 1 :  in an odd manner

  2. 2 :  as is odd <was quite happy, oddly enough>

Examples of oddly in a sentence

  1. the house's oddly shaped roof

  2. Their lives had been oddly similar.



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First Known Use of oddly

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Rhymes with oddly


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