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[eks-tra-awr-dee-ner] /ɛks tra ɔr diˈnɛr/
adjective, French.
extraordinary; uncommon; remarkable. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Word Origin and History for extraordinaire

1940, from French extraordinaire (14c.), literally "extraordinary, unusual, out of the ordinary," but used colloquially as a superlative; see extraordinary.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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