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 And how that strangeness [can] be harnessed or redefined in a different framework. Saira Khan, WSJ, "K-Ming Chang’s “Bestiary”: A Debut Novel in Which Mythology Is Real and A Girl Turns Into a Tiger," 1 Oct. 2020 The format has by now become a genre, or a variety of propaganda, aimed at normalizing the strangeness of schooling from home. Carina Chocano, New York Times, "Distance Learning, With Shades of Big Brother," 1 Oct. 2020 Horn tells us about balancing the strangeness of opening a restaurant during the pandemic with his fervent desire to represent for all the Black pitmasters out there. Soleil Ho,, "The end of Top 100 Restaurants as we know it," 28 Sep. 2020 Although neither team scored again that half, the strangeness of the game continued. Giana Han, al, "Instant analysis: Auburn shows its growth and changes in win over Kentucky," 26 Sep. 2020 The strangeness of seeing an NFL franchise in Las Vegas should wear off soon. Luke Johnson,, "What will we watch closely in Saints vs. Raiders? Saints offense without Michael Thomas, for one," 20 Sep. 2020 Closer to Ford Field, and inside the cavernous 65,000-seat building, the strangeness of the 2020 football season was even more apparent. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions tailgaters gather one more time for late Detroit Fire Captain: 'This is for Frank'," 13 Sep. 2020 Whereas Fargo’s debut season built off the success of American Horror Story, pairing that predecessor anthology’s stylistic overload with a decent approximation of the Coens’ middle American strangeness. Darren Franich,, "Fargo season 4 has a lot of nothing to say about America: Review," 14 Sep. 2020 Here are some of the posts showing the strangeness. Chronicle Staff,, "California Wildfires: Live Updates Sept. 8-9," 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of strangeness

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Strangeness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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