adjective un·usu·al \-ˈyü-zhə-wəl, -zhəl; -ˈyüzh-wəl\

: not normal or usual

: different or strange in a way that attracts attention

: not commonly seen, heard, etc.

Full Definition of UNUSUAL

:  not usual :  uncommon, rare
un·usu·al·ly adverb
un·usu·al·ness noun

Examples of UNUSUAL

  1. It's not unusual for him to stay late at work.
  2. a scene of unusual beauty
  3. She has an unusual name.

First Known Use of UNUSUAL

UNUSUALLY Defined for Kids


adjective un·usu·al \ˌən-ˈyü-zhə-wəl\

Definition of UNUSUAL for Kids

:  not done, found, used, experienced, or existing most of the time <an unusual job> <an unusual odor>
un·usu·al·ly adverb


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