Meaning of “bizarre” in the English Dictionary

"bizarre" in British English

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uk /bɪˈzɑːr/ us /bəˈzɑːr/

B2 very strange and unusual:

a bizarre situation
bizarre behaviour

More examples

  • The duck-billed platypus is a truly bizarre creature.
  • The whole bizarre evening had an unreal quality to it.
  • What she was saying was rather bizarre.
  • A bizarre thought leaped into his mind.
  • Many costumes are bizarre works of art ranging from toothbrushes to mattresses and packets of sweets.
adverb uk /bɪˈzɑː.li/ us /bəˈzɑː
noun [ U ] uk /bɪˈzɑː.nəs/ us /bəˈzɑːr.nəs/

(Definition of “bizarre” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bizarre" in American English

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us /bɪˈzɑr/

strange and unusual:

That party was too bizarre for me!

(Definition of “bizarre” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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