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adjective French.
  1. extraordinary; uncommon; remarkable.
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Examples from the Web for extraordinaire

Historical Examples

  • And there was no lack of good wine, red or white, ordinaire or extraordinaire.

    Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)

    Wiliam Cabell Bruce

  • Le Quich et le Cakchiquel l'emploient frquemment aussi dans le sens de mystrieux, extraordinaire, merveilleux.'

Word Origin and History for extraordinaire


1940, from French extraordinaire (14c.), literally "extraordinary, unusual, out of the ordinary," but used colloquially as a superlative; see extraordinary.

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