oddly

adverb

odd·​ly ˈäd-lē How to pronounce oddly (audio)
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.
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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of oddly was in 1597

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“Oddly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oddly. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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oddly

adverb
odd·​ly ˈäd-lē How to pronounce oddly (audio)
1
: in an odd manner
was behaving oddly
2
: as is odd
liked the work, oddly enough

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