What does unusual mean?

Definitions for unusual
ʌnˈyu ʒu əl, -ˈyuʒ wəlun·usu·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unusual.

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"

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unusual

    un-ū′zhū-al, adj. not usual or common.—n. Unusual′ity, rarity.—adv. Unū′sually.—n. Unū′sualness.

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

How to pronounce unusual?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say unusual in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unusual in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unusual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of unusual in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    I think it's somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran. It's an unusual coalition.

  2. Kenneth Johnson:

    Fertility dropped substantially. That's not unusual. That often happens during difficult economic times.

  3. United States Navy:

    Just as the bombers at Guam are no longer consistently present there, United States Navy naval forces in the South China Sea are likely to carry out operations and activities in unusual patterns that are inconsistent with past, predictable patterns, united States Navy forces operate in the South China Sea on a daily basis.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    By decluttering our mind we can liberate mental forces that can inflame inspiring sparks of creativity. A singular flash or a particular flair on an unusual day can arouse a flood of stimulating thoughts. When we take ourselves off guard and our mind-set by surprise we can stir an array of inventive ideas. ("A flair of inspiration" )

  5. Matthew J. Perry:

    I wasn't terribly surprised. It wasn't unusual at that time for Jewish families to disappear. I thought, 'Maybe they got away,'

Images & Illustrations of unusual

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