noun, plural odd·i·ties for 1, 3.
Origin of oddity
Examples from the Web for oddity
The gentle, erudite soul within a body the public considered an oddity is the contrast at the heart of “The Elephant Man.”
Africa was supposedly a place to avoid or, at best, an oddity to pity.How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)|Todd Moss|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To that end, they partnered with oddity website Atlas Obscura over the summer to host “The School of Transgressive Placemaking.”A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners|Nina Strochlic|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
First oddity: power, open restaurants, people not in panic mode.
Beaching of the oarfish is a very rare occurrence—the last time it happened was 2010—so two in one week is certainly an oddity.Fishy Mystery: Are Beached Oarfish Trying to Tell Us Something?|Kevin Bailey|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
An oddity in the new series will be the absence of the faces of Washington and Franklin.
Not until she had almost reached it did Mrs. Quayle realize the oddity of the structure towards which she had been racing.The Gilded Man|Clifford Smyth
Struck by the oddity of the response, Careless began to think that a friend was at hand.Boscobel: or, the royal oak|William Harrison Ainsworth
She had recognised the oddity of her adventure and left it to show for what it was.The Golden Bowl|Henry James
Jimmy was so struck with the oddity of this procedure in a sleeping man that he burst into a peal of laughter.The Swan and Her Crew|George Christopher Davies