Meaning of “unusual” in the English Dictionary

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"unusual" in British English

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unusualadjective

uk /ʌnˈjuː.ʒu.əl/ 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 adult conversation like that with such a young child.
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)