strangeness

noun

strange·​ness ˈstrānj-nəs How to pronounce strangeness (audio)
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 In his curiosity and his ability to telegraph his amusement about his fellow human beings, in all their strangeness, Mulaney also harkens back to Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and even Everybody’s in L.A.’s highest-profile guest, Jerry Seinfeld, at his straight-man best. Judy Berman, TIME, 10 May 2024 And for anyone not fully conversant with the film, reading them is a necessity to follow the deliberate strangeness of the story. David Benedict, Variety, 8 May 2024 Yorgos’s sets, for all the strangeness within his work, are famous for their playful, positive atmosphere. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 As teenagers, my friends and I read Auster’s work avidly for both its strangeness — that touch of European surrealism — and its closeness. Alex Williams, New York Times, 1 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for strangeness 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of strangeness was in the 14th century

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“Strangeness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strangeness. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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