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unusual

[ uhn-yoo-zhoo-uhl, -yoozh-wuhl ]
/ ʌnˈyu ʒu əl, -ˈyuʒ wəl /
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adjective
not usual, common, or ordinary; uncommon in amount or degree; exceptional: an unusual sound; an unusual hobby; an unusual response.
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Origin of unusual

First recorded in 1575–85; un-1 + usual

OTHER WORDS FROM unusual

un·u·su·al·ly, adverbun·u·su·al·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unusual

unusual
/ (ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl) /

adjective
out of the ordinary; uncommon; extraordinaryan unusual design

Derived forms of unusual

unusually, adverbunusualness, noun
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