adjective, strang·er, strang·est.
Origin of strange
Examples from the Web for strangely
What follows is hysterical, painful, weird, and strangely touching—a true Festivus for the rest of us.
Strangely, the Coexist sticker itself illustrates this whole point rather nicely.
It was a strangely shaped block, due to the area once being underwater, and he took it home with him to examine closer.
Few got to it: Ogbu died soon after it was released, and the original edition was strangely expensive.
But Obama has been strangely reluctant to go all in against ISIS.Obama’s War in Iraq Marks the Return of the Global War on Terror|Eli Lake|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I shall never see you again," Margaret answered, strangely.East Angels|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Then they drew into their mouths and blew out a strangely perfumed smoke!The Story of the Thirteen Colonies|H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
When he and the Squire went indoors, we talked of the loss; Mrs. Todhetley thought it strangely unaccountable.Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
A strangely romantic love-tale is told of this beauteous Amazon.
The healing silence of a common love in the presence of a common grief settled upon the strangely matched couple.The Secret of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
British Dictionary definitions for strangely
- denoting a particular flavour of quark
- denoting or relating to a hypothetical form of matter composed of such quarksstrange matter; a strange star
Word Origin for strange
Word Origin and History for strangely
late 13c., "from elsewhere, foreign, unknown, unfamiliar," from Old French estrange (French étrange) "foreign, alien," from Latin extraneus "foreign, external," from extra "outside of" (see extra). Sense of "queer, surprising" is attested from late 14c. Stranger, attested from late 14c., never picked up the secondary sense of the adjective. As a form of address to an unknown person, it is recorded from 1817, American English rural colloquial. Meaning "one who has stopped visiting" is recorded from 1520s.