unusual

[uhn-yoo-zhoo-uhl, -yoozh-wuhl]
adjective
not usual, common, or ordinary; uncommon in amount or degree; exceptional: an unusual sound; an unusual hobby; an unusual response.

Origin:
1575–85; un-1 + usual

unusually, adverb
unusualness, noun


extraordinary, remarkable; rare, strange, singular, curious, queer, odd.
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unusual (ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl)
 
adj
out of the ordinary; uncommon; extraordinary: an unusual design
 
un'usually
 
adv
 
un'usualness
 
n

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unusual
1582, from un- (1) "not" + usual.
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Example sentences
Some of it is unusual and instructive, and some of it is mysterious.
What is unusual about this region is that the downturn has not inspired much
  zeal for invention.
Watch as technicians race to prepare a new arrival, and meet the scientists who
  draw on the unusual bank.
Divers have discovered an unusual flat-faced fish with forward-looking eyes
  that may represent an entirely new piscine family.
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