Definitions for unusualʌnˈyu ʒu əl, -ˈyuʒ wəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•u•su•alʌnˈyu ʒu əl, -ˈyuʒ wəl(adj.)

  1. not usual or ordinary; uncommon.

Origin of unusual:

1575–85

un•u′su•al•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unusual(adj)

    not usual or common or ordinary

    "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"

  2. strange, unusual(adj)

    being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

    "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"

  3. unusual(adj)

    not commonly encountered

    "two-career families are no longer unusual"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unusual(adjective)ʌnˈyu ʒu əl, -ˈyuʒ wəl

    ≠ usual

    an unusual combination of foods; It's unusual to see four bald eagles in the same tree.

Wiktionary

  1. unusual(Adjective)

    Unlike what is expected; differing in some way from the norm.

    His behavior was unusual in that it was considered childish for a man of his age.

  2. unusual(Adjective)

    More than usual.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unusual(adj)

    not usual; uncommon; rare; as, an unusual season; a person of unusual grace or erudition

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unusual' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2528

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unusual' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2675

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unusual' in Adjectives Frequency: #325


Translations for unusual

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

unusual(adjective)

not usual; rare; uncommon

It is unusual for him to arrive late; He has an unusual job.

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