oddity Definition

  • 1the quality of being strange or unusual
  • 2a strange or peculiar person, thing, or trait

Using oddity: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "oddity" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The oddity of the situation made me feel uneasy.

  • Example

    He was an oddity in the world of classical music.

  • Example

    The building's architecture is an oddity in this part of town.

oddity Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with oddity

  • a natural occurrence that is unusual or unexpected


    The two-headed snake was an oddity of nature.

  • a peculiar or eccentric way of acting


    His oddity of behavior made him stand out from the rest of the group.

  • a peculiar or unconventional way of speaking


    Her oddity of speech made it difficult for others to understand her.


Summary: oddity in Brief

The term 'oddity' [ˈɒdɪti] refers to something that is strange or unusual, or a person who is peculiar. It can describe a situation, person, or thing, such as 'The oddity of the situation made me feel uneasy.' 'Oddity' can also be used in phrases like 'oddity of nature,' 'oddity of behavior,' and 'oddity of speech,' which denote peculiarities in the natural world, human behavior, and speech patterns, respectively.