Meaning of bizarrely in English:


Pronunciation /bɪˈzɑːli/

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  • 1In a very strange or unusual manner.

    ‘he often dressed bizarrely’
    • ‘a small part of me is bizarrely fascinated’
    • ‘He brings a much needed dose of humor to the film in the role of Bea's bizarrely eccentric business manager.’
    • ‘Caverns and bizarrely shaped, twisting rocks were a favourite motif.’
    • ‘The camera captured a bizarrely dreamlike sequence of the passing traffic.’
    • ‘His parents react bizarrely to the disappearance of their only son.’
    • ‘He was taken to the department when a headache grew so bad he started acting bizarrely.’
    • ‘Many potential employees wreck their chances of being taken on by telling wild lies on their CVs and dressing bizarrely.’
    • ‘The actor made headlines earlier this year after behaving bizarrely in public.’
    • ‘The dog became bizarrely animated, tugging at the leash and leading me off the gravel road.’
    • ‘This bizarrely titled volume is dedicated to simple, user-friendly vegetarian recipes.’
    • ‘If you want a bizarrely named cocktail, this is your place.’
    1. 1.1sentence adverb Used to express the opinion that something is very strange or unusual.
      ‘ bizarrely enough, everyone loved it’
      • ‘Bizarrely, Andrew said the only part of the job he doesn't like is being inside the plane.’
      • ‘The stage itself consists of a blindingly white floor and backing screen resembling, bizarrely, an extremely clean toilet wall.’
      • ‘Today marks the start of National Science Week, which, rather bizarrely, lasts for nine days.’
      • ‘Bizarrely, a train passed by on the cliff top.’
      • ‘Bizarrely, it is available only in blue.’
      • ‘Rather bizarrely, I've been asked to write an article for the local newspaper.’
      • ‘You were, bizarrely enough, the voice of reason that night.’
      • ‘Bizarrely, however, his difficulties lasted only two games.’
      • ‘Bizarrely, though, if I tried to adjust the middle screen all three screens went black.’
      • ‘This, bizarrely enough, was the moment when one of his emerging young stars knocked on the door.’