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
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.
Most bizarre about this day was that as many amateurs broke par as top 10 players in the world – two apiece.
Simon toys with his phrasing on these tracks, but unlike Bob Dylan, who contorts his sentence structures into bizarre and unique art for jest, the singer just seems unenthused about revisiting these particular roots.
The bizarre and ugly public spat between a powerful college football coach and an athlete who wanted out has by now peaked and died, inevitably ending with the young man being granted the right to transfer.
This sounds bizarre but it has been observed in laboratories.
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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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