Definition of bizarrerie in English:



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

    ‘the bizarreries of small talk’
    • ‘Sometimes he proceeds with full force, but his own powers trip him up; originality becomes bizarrerie, genius begets monsters.’
    • ‘But where in the Iliad we still encounter bizarrerie, in Troy the visual and sexual could not be more ordinary despite the virtual scenery.’
    • ‘The film's bizarrerie extends to the characters.’
    • ‘This episode, we can agree, adds a new chapter to the annals of bizarrerie.’
    • ‘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.’


Mid 18th century: from French, from bizarre.