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

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

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Recent Examples on the Web This was not untypical of the thinking of the times. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Richard Thompson, a quiet music great, pens revelatory memoir: ‘It was necessary to write about the hooker’," 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, "Rays take see-saw battle from Astros to avoid sweep," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of untypical

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of untypical was in 1848

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23 Apr 2021

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“Untypical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untypical. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of untypical

: not usual or normal : not typical

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