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Definition of unusual adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ʌnˈyuʒəl//
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  1. 1different from what is usual or normal synonym uncommon It's unusual for the trees to flower so early. She has a very unusual name. It's not unusual for young doctors to work a 70-hour week (= it happens often).
  2. 2different from other similar things and therefore interesting and attractive an unusual color
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: unusual