Definition of bizarrerie in English:



  • A thing considered extremely strange and unusual, typically in an amusing way.

    ‘the bizarreries of small talk’
    • ‘The film's bizarrerie extends to the characters.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This episode, we can agree, adds a new chapter to the annals of bizarrerie.’


Mid 18th century: from French, from bizarre.