weird·​ly ˈwird-lē How to pronounce weirdly (audio)
: in a weird manner : in a strange way
a weirdly familiar place
has been behaving weirdly lately
… in the pellucid air everything seemed weirdly beautiful …P. G. Wodehouse

Examples of weirdly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. Netflix, weirdly, is the exception here. WIRED, 22 Sep. 2023 As the years have progressed, it’s been fun to see all of this become a little bit more mainstream and weirdly accepted as fact. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Sep. 2023 Eating ice cream fast is weirdly unpleasant at best and miserable at worst. Peter Chakerian, cleveland, 19 Sep. 2023 What his work reminds me of the most, weirdly enough, is certain examples of post-punk manga. Gyasi Hall, Longreads, 12 Sep. 2023 Schama’s final chapter pivots weirdly to a celebration of horseshoe crabs, whose blood has been indispensable in safety-testing pharmaceuticals. Julia M. Klein,, 11 Sep. 2023 The argument could be made, especially when Jordan, keen to collaborate with Sebastián in every sense, follows him home to Mexico City, only to stumble on a mystery of ludicrous yet weirdly plausible proportions. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2023 That last one went weirdly viral on TikTok recently, sourced back to a video shared in mid-August by the account Pat Williams Comedy. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 6 Sep. 2023 Landlord reserves the right to be weirdly nice to Tenant a couple of times. Sam Spero, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of weirdly was in 1837

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“Weirdly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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