Definition of oddity
1 : an odd person, thing, event, or trait
2 : the quality or state of being odd
Examples of oddity in a Sentence
Her shyness makes her a bit of an oddity in the business world.
The zoo has such oddities as anteaters and platypuses.
Recent Examples of oddity from the Web
Compared to a GTX 1080 Ti paired with a mighty eight-core Intel processor, the GX800VH often comes in faster at its native display resolution of 4K. That said, SLI support remains something of an oddity.
On Oct. 2, 1982, Monkey Hill became a double oddity.
The one-time home is in the Frisco community of the Outer Banks, and has become nationally known as one of the oddities tourists see when driving up the state’s coastline.
Within minutes, our convoy is nosing its way through afternoon traffic, five towering oddities among an ocean of motorbikes.
The thousands of people coursing through Maker Faire at Union Station Saturday could lay their eyes — and often their hands — on all kinds of creative oddities.
There is the role of Ringmaster, who hypes the twins as freaks and oddities to whet the appetites of voyeuristic audiences.
And everybody seems to have his or her favorite West Wing oddity.
The tune emanates not from an cellphone ignored by a visiting tourist, but from an acoustical oddity: the Great Stalacpipe Organ.
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First Known Use of oddity
ODDITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oddity for English Language Learners
: a strange or unusual person or thing
: the quality or state of being strange or unusual
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Definition of oddity for Students
1 : something strange The zoo has oddities such as platypuses.
2 : the quality or state of being strange We laughed at the oddity of the situation.
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