Bizarre meaning

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The definition of bizarre is a very strange person or thing.

A bird with three eyes would be an example of bizarre.

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Very odd in manner, appearance, etc.; grotesque.
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Very strange or unusual, especially in a striking or shocking way.
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Unexpected and unbelievable; fantastic.

A bizarre sequence of events.

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Marked by extreme contrasts and incongruities of color, design, or style.
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Origin of bizarre

  • French from Italian bizzarro extravagant, bizarre from Old Italian angry bizza fit of anger perhaps of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French bizarre (“odd, peculiar, bizarre, formerly headlong, angry”). Either from Basque bizar, "a beard" (the notion being that bearded Spanish soldiers made a strange impression on the French) or from Italian bizzarro.

    From Wiktionary