unusual Definition

  • 1not habitually or commonly occurring or done
  • 2remarkable or interesting because different from or better than others

Using unusual: Examples

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

  • Example

    It's unusual for him to be late.

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    The unusual weather caused crop failures.

  • Example

    She has an unusual talent for singing.

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    The painting is unusual in its use of color.

unusual Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with unusual

  • unusual suspects

    people who are not normally suspected of committing a crime, but who may have done so


    The police were surprised when the unusual suspects turned out to be the culprits.

  • unusual circumstances

    a situation that is not typical or expected


    Due to the unusual circumstances, the event had to be postponed.

  • a punishment that is considered cruel or excessive


    The court ruled that the death penalty was an unusual punishment for the crime committed.


Summary: unusual in Brief

The term 'unusual' [ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl] refers to things that are not common or typical, and may be remarkable or interesting. It can describe people, events, or objects, as in 'She has an unusual talent for singing.' 'Unusual' can also be used in phrases like 'unusual circumstances,' referring to situations that are not typical or expected.

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