strangeness

noun
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

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Roopkund’s strangeness unnerves even professionals. Kristin Romey, National Geographic, "DNA study deepens mystery of lake full of skeletons," 20 Aug. 2019 Yet back here on Earth, any number of places can rival the moon’s all-in-the-family strangeness – a truth for which writers give unceasing thanks. BostonGlobe.com, "Location, location, location," 18 July 2019 Though the series faintly touches on the stylized, almost supernatural strangeness that made True Detective so compelling, that’s not its gimmick. Karen Han, Vox, "The Sinner is the rare murder mystery that doesn’t care whodunnit. Instead, it asks, “Why?”," 31 July 2018 The tech and design contributions are sharp, with Dan Romer’s original score unafraid to try some very different musical textures to underline the strangeness and tension of the journey depicted. Dennis Harvey, chicagotribune.com, "‘Skin’ review: Jamie Bell plays a neo-Nazi trying to leave his old life behind," 25 July 2019 But fairy tales edge toward strangeness, and the sanded edges of Yesterday ultimately feel more like a flashy commercial — one of those recent music documentaries commissioned by the people on screen, propaganda with feels. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "From Spider-Man to Midsommar, 10 movies to see this Fourth of July weekend," 5 July 2019 Bloodlines 2’s demo is a deft mix of familiarity and strangeness. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2’s creators want the game to grow up — but stay weird," 20 June 2019 Curator Maurice Berger leverages its rawness, its strangeness here. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "The uncommon power of Gordon Parks," 10 June 2019 This scrambled state is quantum strangeness in the extreme, Sachdev said. Quanta Magazine, "Universal Quantum Phenomenon Found in Strange Metals," 19 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of strangeness

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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