strangeness definition, meaning - what is strangeness in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “strangeness”

See all translations

strangeness

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈstreɪndʒ.nəs/

strangeness noun [U] (UNUSUAL)

the quality of being unusual, unexpected, or difficult to understand

strangeness noun [U] (NOT FAMILIAR)

the quality of not being familiar: She was struck by the strangeness of her surroundings.
Translations of “strangeness”
in Korean 이상함…
in Arabic غَرابة…
in Portuguese estranheza, singularidade…
in Catalan estranyesa…
in Japanese めずらしさ, 意外さ, 不思議さ…
in Italian stranezza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不尋常, 奇怪, 不可思議…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不寻常, 奇怪, 不可思议…
(Definition of strangeness from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of strangeness?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More