unusual

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adjective un·usu·al \-ˈyü-zhə-wəl, -zhəl; -ˈyüzh-wəl\

Definition of unusual

  1. :  not usual :  uncommon, rare

unusually

adverb

unusualness

noun

Examples of unusual in a sentence

  1. It's not unusual for him to stay late at work.

  2. a scene of unusual beauty

  3. She has an unusual name.

1579

First Known Use of unusual

1579



UNUSUAL Defined for English Language Learners

unusual

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adjective un·usu·al \-ˈyü-zhə-wəl, -zhəl; -ˈyüzh-wəl\

Definition of unusual for English Language Learners

  • : not normal or usual

  • : different or strange in a way that attracts attention

  • : not commonly seen, heard, etc.


UNUSUAL Defined for Kids

unusual

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adjective un·usu·al \ˌən-ˈyü-zhə-wəl\

Definition of unusual for Students

  1. :  not done, found, used, experienced, or existing most of the time <an unusual job> <an unusual odor>

unusually

adverb


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