Definition of oddity in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɒdɪti

noun (plural oddities)

1A strange or peculiar person or thing: she was regarded as a bit of an oddity
More example sentences
  • 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, crank, misfit, fish out of water, square peg in a round hole, round peg in a square hole, maverick, nonconformist, original, rare bird;
Latinrara avis
informal character, odd/queer fish, oddball, weirdo, weirdie, crackpot, nut, nutter, freak
British informal odd bod, oner
North American informal screwball, kook, nutso, wacko, wack
US informal wackadoo, wackadoodle
informal , dated case
peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, eccentricity, quirk, irregularity, twist, kink, crotchet, mannerism
1.1 [mass noun] The quality of being strange or peculiar: realizing the oddity of the remark, he retracted it
More example sentences
  • 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.

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