oddity oddity  /ˈɑ də ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) eccentricity that is not easily explained
  2. (n) a strange attitude or habit
  3. (n) something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

Usage(s):

  1. This week shoppers in a Dallas mall will bear witness to an oddity.
  2. But it is hardly the only oddity.
  3. Among India's tiger-obsessed conservationists, Mohammed Dilawar is an oddity.

News

  1. Astronaut Chris Hadfield, who used Twitter and YouTube to describe space travel — is retiring (VIDEO)

    The astronaut, who posted stunning photos and video of his space travels on the internet, including a cover version of David Bowie's classic "Space Oddity" will move back to Canada.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: GlobalPost

  2. Congo orchestra born on mean streets finds royal favor

    By Jonny Hogg KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's sweltering riverside capital is more accustomed to the pulsating rhythms of some of Africa's most famous Soukous and Rumba musicians than the more genteel strains of Italian classical composer Guiseppe Verdi. But a strange musical oddity - a symphony orchestra of self-taught musicians, some of whom had to make their own instruments - is becoming one of ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Congo orchestra born on mean streets finds royal favour

    By Jonny Hogg KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's sweltering riverside capital is more accustomed to the pulsating rhythms of some of Africa's most famous Soukous and Rumba musicians than the more genteel strains of Italian classical composer Guiseppe Verdi. But a strange musical oddity - a symphony orchestra of self-taught musicians, some of whom had to make their own instruments - is becoming one of ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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