Meaning of bizarrerie in English:


Pronunciation /bɪˈzɑːrəri/

nounplural noun bizarreries

  • A thing considered extremely strange and unusual, especially in an amusing way.

    mass noun ‘they were connoisseurs of bizarrerie’
    • ‘But where in the Iliad we still encounter bizarrerie, in Troy the visual and sexual could not be more ordinary despite the virtual scenery.’
    • ‘This episode, we can agree, adds a new chapter to the annals of bizarrerie.’
    • ‘Sometimes he proceeds with full force, but his own powers trip him up; originality becomes bizarrerie, genius begets monsters.’
    • ‘Her field of deployment was not the courtrooms of Paris but the literary culture of the Valois court, with its love of classical myths and its taste for bizarrerie.’
    • ‘The film's bizarrerie extends to the characters.’


Mid 18th century from French, from bizarre.