peculiarity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “peculiarity” in the English Dictionary

"peculiarity" in British English

See all translations


uk   /pɪˌkjuː.liˈær.ə.ti/  us   /-ˈer.ə.t̬i/

peculiarity noun (STRANGE)

[C or U] the ​quality of being ​strange or ​unusual, or an ​unusualcharacteristic or ​habit: You couldn't ​help but be ​aware of the peculiarity of the ​situation. Well, we all have ​our little peculiarities, don't we?

peculiarity noun (BELONGING TO)

[C] something that is ​typical of one ​person, ​group, or thing: This ​technique is ​applicable to a ​widevariety of ​crops, but some ​modifications may be ​necessary to ​accommodate the peculiarities of each ​type.
(Definition of peculiarity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of peculiarity?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


stylish and fashionable

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

dolla noun
dolla noun
September 28, 2015
slang money Can I have some dolla?

Read More