Definition of oddity in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈädədē/

noun (plural oddities)

1A strange or peculiar person, thing, or trait: she was regarded as a bit of an oddity
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  • Margret stared in wonder, her town had nothing like the strange creatures and oddities for sale that were here.
  • The book is filled with astonishing performances, with strange and delightful oddities.
  • Of course that doesn't compensate for oddities in the original recordings.
eccentric, misfit, square peg in a round hole, maverick, nonconformist, odd one, rare bird, crank
informal character, oddball, weirdo, crackpot, nut, freak, screwball, kook, queer/odd fish, queer/odd duck
peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, eccentricity, quirk, irregularity, twist
1.1The quality of being strange or peculiar: realizing the oddity of the remark, he retracted it
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  • The highlanders, with their visible poverty and audible oddity of speech, met with a mixed reception and often sent home unfavourable reports.
  • As they went out of the room, Lyenda voiced out one oddity of the palace.
  • The oddity of these locutions indicates how far from the mark are the analyses of ‘know’ from which they derive.

Words that rhyme with oddity


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Syllabification: odd·i·ty

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