strange·​ness | \ ˈstrānj-nəs How to pronounce strangeness (audio) \

Definition of strangeness

1 : the quality or state of being strange
2 : the flavor characterizing a strange quark

Examples of strangeness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What was once a clear path may suddenly be covered with shifting shadows, but while this might look daunting and bewildering, the strangeness is only temporary. Tarot Astrologers,, 23 Sep. 2021 Donskoy agrees that the strangeness of Jewish representation in German media is because Jewishness remains attached to the traumatic legacy of the Holocaust. Joe Baur,, 11 Aug. 2021 The strangeness was in the handling, discovered in a flat-out rush up Interstate 80, which leads eastward out of Reno. Car and Driver, 18 May 2021 Familiarity and strangeness, relief and disbelief, commingled on Saturday as some 9,000 listeners streamed through the gates at Tanglewood under clear cerulean skies., 13 July 2021 The report also noted other disconcerting implications of the heat wave that have made clear the importance—and sheer strangeness—of what occurred in the atmosphere over western North America last month, the period that the study covered. Time, 13 July 2021 There was no such strangeness, nor acquiescence on this occasion. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 June 2021 Geological strangeness on Uttakleiv Beach, Norway, with rocks that look like an eye. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 6 June 2021 Lindsey is still struck by the strangeness, the near-secrecy, of having a NICU baby in a pandemic. Eva Holland, Wired, 11 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of strangeness

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Oct 2021

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“Strangeness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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