oddly

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adverb odd·ly \ˈäd-lē\

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.

First Known Use of oddly

1597


ODDLY Defined for English Language Learners

oddly

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adverb

Definition of oddly for English Language Learners

  • : in a strange or unusual way

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



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