Definition of bizarre in English:

bizarre

adjective

  • Very strange or unusual.

    ‘a bizarre situation’
    ‘his behaviour became more and more bizarre’
    • ‘This is a bizarre situation, especially in comparison with the rules of the sea.’
    • ‘Being pictured as he was might be a bizarre situation but it's par for the course.’
    • ‘Yet it is the bizarre, unexpected moments in life that are the ones we remember.’
    • ‘His universe was a bizarre and surreal place but his writing also hinted at serious themes.’
    • ‘You might well be puzzled by this bizarre attempt to create a difference where none exists.’
    • ‘If the situation appears bizarre at times, it is as if the whole world has gone mad.’
    • ‘His decision to tackle a bizarre range of characters is unusual for someone of his stature.’
    • ‘For a play involving such grotesque and bizarre subject matter, it sure got a lot of laughs!’
    • ‘The bizarre exhibition includes a display of British padlocks and some prison menus.’
    • ‘It was a bizarre build up to the goal as again the weather heavily influenced the play.’
    • ‘They were each asked to submit the most bizarre reasons why people wanted to hand over animals to them.’
    • ‘In the midst of this confessional, parts of his explanation became quite bizarre.’
    • ‘It's the fact that he is so bizarre that allows many to conclude that he really isn't doing anything.’
    • ‘Oh yeah, one of those bizarre little coincidence things happened to me yesterday.’
    • ‘It is quite bizarre that we have failed to give the same attention to the food sector.’
    • ‘An already enthralling case took a bizarre turn when Anderson entered the witness box.’
    • ‘Shocked by what she heard, she returned home and told her husband of the bizarre encounter.’
    • ‘No doubt we will hear more about this story in the days to come because it is so very bizarre.’
    • ‘A few miles to the east, up a steep valley, are a collection of bizarre rock formations.’
    • ‘It's truly bizarre how different people think about similar things at the same time.’
    strange, peculiar, odd, funny, curious, offbeat, outlandish, eccentric, unconventional, unorthodox, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, atypical, unusual, out of the ordinary, out of the way, extraordinary
    View synonyms

Origin

Mid 17th century from French, from Italian bizzarro ‘angry’, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

bizarre

/bɪˈzɑː/