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Bizarre may refer to:

bizzare is a word which means odd, peculiar, bizarre, formerly headlong, angry

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Etymology

From French bizarre (odd, peculiar, bizarre, formerly headlong, angry), from Spanish bizarro (gallant, brave, valiant), probably from Basque bizarra (beard); cf. Spanish hombre de bigote (a man of spirit) (bigote (mustache)).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /bɪˈzɑː(ɹ)/, /bəˈzɑː(ɹ)/, SAMPA: /bI"zA:(r\)/, /b@"zA:(r\)/
  • (US) IPA: /bɪ'zaɹ/, /bə'zaɹ/, SAMPA: /bI"zar\/, /b@"zarz\/

Adjective

bizarre (comparative more bizarre or bizarrer, superlative most bizarre or bizarrest)

Positive
bizarre

Comparative
more bizarre or bizarrer

Superlative
most bizarre or bizarrest

  1. strangely unconventional in style or appearance.

Usage notes

The more and most forms are the most common comparative and superlative forms. While bizarrest is encountered not infrequently and is acceptable in most situations, bizarrer is rare and non-standard.

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External links

  • bizarre in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • bizarre in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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French

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Basque bizar (beard).

Adjective

bizarre (epicene, plural bizarres)

  1. bizarre, odd
    Comme c'est bizarre !
  2. peculiar, quaint

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