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Meaning of “unusual” in the English Dictionary

"unusual" in British English

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unusualadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈjuː.ʒu.əl/
A2 different from ​others of the same ​type in a way that is ​surprising, ​interesting, or ​attractive: "Do you like the new ​couch?" "Yes, it's very unusual." [+ to infinitive] It's unusual to have ​adultconversation like that with such a ​youngchild. I was ​actually on ​time, which is unusual for me.

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

"unusual" in American English

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unusualadjective

 us   /ʌnˈju·ʒu·əl/
different from what is ​usual or ​expected: I was ​actually on ​time, which is unusual for me.
(Definition of unusual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unusual”
in Korean 흔치 않은…
in Arabic غَيْر عادي…
in Malaysian tdk biasa…
in French exceptionnel…
in Russian необычный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不同尋常的,非比一般的, 獨特的…
in Italian insolito…
in Turkish ender, nadir, alışık olunmayan…
in Polish niezwykły…
in Spanish raro, poco común, inhabitual…
in Vietnamese hiếm, khác thường…
in Portuguese inusitado, incomum…
in Thai ผิดปกติ…
in German ungewöhnlich…
in Catalan inusual…
in Japanese 珍しい, 変わった…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不同寻常的,非比一般的, 独特的…
in Indonesian jarang…
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