Definition of unusual in English:


Line breaks: un|usual
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl




[sentence adverb]: unusually for a city hotel, it is set around a lovely garden [as submodifier]: he made an unusually large number of mistakes
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  • That day was unusually quiet perhaps because of the gale or the Craft Fair at the showground.
  • This would be an unusually well-researched column if it hadn't been for the cold rice pudding.
  • Market traders reported a much slower turnover than usual and the shops remained unusually quiet.


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  • He could not assume that a reader or critic would grasp the unusualness and special, idiosyncratic effect of his verse merely by observing the words on the page.
  • I remarked on the unusualness of the hour when they were coming to effect an arrest but I complied, and off we went.
  • I'm not an ecology expert, but I do know that what's most striking about them is their unusualness.

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