Definition of bizarre
: strikingly out of the ordinary: such asa : odd, extravagant, or eccentric in style or mode His behavior was bizarre. bizarre stories a bizarre outfitb : involving sensational contrasts or incongruities the bizarre timidity of a tall, strapping young man
Examples of bizarre in a Sentence
I just heard the most bizarre story.
She wore a bizarre outfit.
Recent Examples of bizarre from the Web
As long as the American public accepts alternative facts as truth, bizarre and implausible conspiracy theories will flourish — about Amelia Earhart, government figures, or anything else.
That was not even the most bizarre play of the game, which came in the bottom of the seventh when Phillies center fielder Aaron Altherr allowed a fly by Lucas Duda to pop out of his glove and over his shoulder.
The fact Ricciardo won from 10th on the grid, and that Bottas clawed his way back from last following an early incident, summed up one of the most bizarre races for years.
Nobody writes characters as bizarre as Matthew Klam does, and nobody eviscerates their characters as lovingly.
Tipsters still call all the time, with leads that range from the vaguely interesting to the downright bizarre.
The collision apparently happened around 1:30 a.m. just before the Crystal made a series of bizarre, drastic turns.
Suddenly Mayweather vs. the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champ doesn’t sound quite so bizarre.
LSU (49-7) was down 4-3 when a bizarre sequence turned the game in the eighth.
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Origin and Etymology of bizarre
French, from Italian bizzarro
First Known Use: circa 1648See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of bizarre
Definition of bizarre
botany : a flower with atypical striped marking
BIZARRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bizarre for English Language Learners
: very unusual or strange
BIZARRE Defined for Kids
Definition of bizarre for Students
: very strange or odd
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