One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thing considered extremely strange and unusual, especially in an amusing way.‘the bizarreries of small talk’
- ‘The film's bizarrerie extends to the characters.’
- ‘But where in the Iliad we still encounter bizarrerie, in Troy the visual and sexual could not be more ordinary despite the virtual scenery.’
- ‘Sometimes he proceeds with full force, but his own powers trip him up; originality becomes bizarrerie, genius begets monsters.’
- ‘Her field of deployment was not the courtrooms of Paris but the literary culture of the Valois court, with its love of classical myths and its taste for bizarrerie.’
- ‘This episode, we can agree, adds a new chapter to the annals of bizarrerie.’
Mid 18th century: from French, from bizarre.
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