odd·​ly | \ ˈäd-lē How to pronounce oddly (audio) \

Definition of oddly

1 : in an odd manner
2 : as is odd was quite happy, oddly enough

Examples of oddly in a Sentence

the house's oddly shaped roof Their lives had been oddly similar.
Recent Examples on the Web When the team came to examine the 7-year-old, his chest heaving and clearly laboring to breathe, his mother seemed oddly unconcerned. Christopher Hartnick, STAT, 4 Jan. 2022 Yet for all the bloody twists and tear-jerking turns that concept dishes out, the show itself feels oddly sedate. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Jan. 2022 Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown oddly and abruptly left his team’s sideline and went to the locker room with his team losing to the Jets on Sunday afternoon. New York Times, 2 Jan. 2022 On its Instagram page, the label posts lackadaisical but oddly fashion-forward outfits from, well, old Jewish men, which feels in step with Sandler’s brand. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 21 Dec. 2021 Its operation was reportedly, and oddly, overseen by the agency’s hydraulics department, which runs the subway system’s pumps and drains and is headquartered on Sands Street in Brooklyn. Christopher Bonanos, Curbed, 20 Dec. 2021 There they were, oddly placed between the milk and hash browns at ShopRite: jars of Ba-Tampte half-sour pickles for only $3.49. Lauren Hakimi, Bon Appétit, 20 Dec. 2021 And so, that Valenzuela ended up in Midland in 1991, after signing with the Angels and working his way up through double-A, felt oddly fitting. Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2021 And that portrayal came to a tragic — yet perhaps oddly fitting — end on Sunday's season finale when Armond was stabbed to death by his resort guest nemesis Shane (Jake Lacy). Dalton Ross, EW.com, 16 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of oddly

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Oddly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oddly. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of oddly

: in a strange or unusual way
used to say that something is strange, odd, or surprising

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