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Syllabification: bi·zarre
Pronunciation: /bəˈzär

Definition of bizarre in English:


Very strange or unusual, especially so as to cause interest or amusement: her bizarre dresses and outrageous hairdos
More example sentences
  • This is a bizarre situation, especially in comparison with the rules of the sea.
  • Being pictured as he was might be a bizarre situation but it's par for the course.
  • Yet it is the bizarre, unexpected moments in life that are the ones we remember.


mid 17th century: from French, from Italian bizzarro 'angry'.

  • This adjective meaning ‘strange’, ‘odd’ came into English from French, from Italian bizzarro which meant ‘angry’. The ultimate origin remains unknown.



Example sentences
  • Gotta love those moments of total bizarreness.
  • And part of me does; I love the bizarreness of human nature.
  • This unusual non sequitur represents the high point of bizarreness in this collection of sketches.

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