un·​typ·​i·​cal | \ ˌən-ˈti-pi-kəl How to pronounce untypical (audio) \

Definition of untypical

: not typical : atypical untypical behavior an untypical burst of anger an untypical example

Other Words from untypical

untypically \ ˌən-​ˈti-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce untypical (audio) \ adverb
untypically calm conditions

Examples of untypical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Specialized REITs can invest in casinos and other untypical real-estate properties. Lori Ioannou, WSJ, 8 Aug. 2021 The drop following the Fed FOMC meeting is not untypical – the market has become extraordinarily sensitive to such pronouncements – and probably will correct as the market absorbs the Fed’s slightly adjusted policy views. George Calhoun, Forbes, 21 June 2021 This was not untypical of the thinking of the times. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Apr. 2021 The Rays, again getting by on their wits and wiggling into playoff contention by winning more with less this season, came out of a pendulous game with a victory in their typically untypical fashion. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of untypical

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Untypical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untypical. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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