• (adj): Not commonly encountered.
    Example: "Two-career families are no longer unusual"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on unusual:

Clapham Wood Mystery
... The Clapham Wood Mystery is the name given to a collection of unusual events which are associated with Clapham Wood, West Sussex, England, resulting in the area ... Events have included reports of people making unusual sightings or experiencing unusual phenomena, and of family pets disappearing or sickening ...
Michael Cicconetti
... who is faced with spending time in jail or undergoing one of Cicconetti's unusual punishments ... He attributes his unusual approach to his background ... Many of the victims, but also defendants, claim that his unusual approach has helped them to cope with their problems and the judge is reportedly inundated with ...
The Unusual Youth
... The Unusual Youth (Chinese 非常青春期) is a 2005 Hong Kong teen comedy-drama film centering on five disillusioned Hong Kong teenagers living on the ... The Unusual Youth marks the writing and directing debut of Dennis Law, a former real-estate developer turned former chairman for Milkyway Image ...
The Wrestler (sculpture) - Unusual, or A Forgery?
... State University argues that a vague provenance, atypical stone, unusual carving of the back, nonstandard posture, recent publication of scholarly material on Olmec jades, and an urgent ...
Ayo Rock Formations - Formations
... One of the unusual and notable rock formations is the Casibari Boulders, which are tonalite rocks seen to the north of Hooiberg ... The boulders have unusual shapes resembling birds and dragons ... There is no plausible explanation yet for the presence of these unusual wind-carved boulder formations on a flat sandy island ...

More definitions of "unusual":

  • (adj): Being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird.
    Synonyms: strange
  • (adj): Not usual or common or ordinary.
    Example: "A scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite"

Famous quotes containing the word unusual:

    The sea is very old.
    The sea is the face of Mary,
    without miracles or rage
    or unusual hope,
    grown rough and wrinkled
    with incurable age.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    In proceeding to the dining-room, the gentleman gives one arm to the lady he escorts—it is unusual to offer both.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    The probability of learning something unusual from a newspaper is far greater than that of experiencing it; in other words, it is in the realm of the abstract that the more important things happen in these times, and it is the unimportant that happens in real life.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)