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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curiously, oddly, peculiarlyadverb

    in a manner differing from the usual or expected

    "had a curiously husky voice"; "he's behaving rather peculiarly"

  2. queerly, strangely, oddly, funnilyadverb

    in a strange manner

    "a queerly inscribed sheet of paper"


  1. oddlyadverb

    In an odd manner; unevenly.

  2. oddlyadverb

    In a peculiar manner; strangely; queerly; curiously.

  3. oddlyadverb

    In a manner measured by an odd number.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Oddlyadverb

    Etymology: from odd.

    How oddly will it sound, that I,
    Must ask my child forgiveness. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    One man is pressed with poverty, and looks somewhat oddly upon it. Jeremy Collier, on the Spleen.

    The dreams of sleeping men are made up of the waking man’s ideas, though for the most part oddly put together. John Locke.

    This child was near being excluded out of the species of man barely by his shape. It is certain a figure a little more oddly turned had cast him, and he had been executed. John Locke.

    The real essence of substances we know not; and therefore are so undetermined in our nominal essences, which we make ourselves, that if several men were to be asked concerning some oddly-shaped fetus, whether it were a man or no? it is past doubt, one should meet with different answers. John Locke.

    Her aukward love indeed was oddly fated;
    She and her Polly were too near related. Matthew Prior.

    As masters in the clare obscure,
    With various light your eyes allure:
    A flaming yellow here they spread;
    Draw off in blue, or charge in red;
    Yet from these colours oddly mix’d,
    Your sight upon the whole is fix’d. Matthew Prior.

    They had seen a great black substance lying on the ground very oddly-shaped. Gulliv. Trav.

    Fossils are very oddly and elegantly shaped, according to the modification of their constituent salts, or the cavities they are formed in. Richard Bentley, Serm.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oddly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oddly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of oddly in a Sentence

  1. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

    Because what we found is many of those same Independents turned around and vote — 11% of them voted for Barack Obama in the fall, they were, oddly enough, Obama-Walker voters, which politically makes no sense. Why? Because they were people hungry for leadership. They were frustrated because they felt that Romney hadn't offered a clear plan of what he would do.

  2. Randy Erwin:

    This is a politically motivated attack that oddly enough, offends both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and in communities across the country, this is a coordinated attack on the most vulnerable populations in the country : Rural and urban low-income young people hoping to succeed in life.

  3. Neil Sean:

    Neil Sean claimed. Prince Charles private equerry( the royal private secretary) has delivered a note to the duke to demand a meeting oddly though alone.

  4. Christopher Morley:

    Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective an awareness that some things are really important, others not and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.

  5. Aaron Wise:

    I was super calm. I was more nervous yesterday oddly enough.

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    • A. nasty
    • B. handsome
    • C. tight
    • D. cosmopolitan

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