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adjective odd pronunciation in American English /ɑd/

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  1. 1
    unusual or unexpected in a way that attracts your interest or attention

    Harry's behavior did seem a little odd.

    His paintings are a rather odd mixture of German and British influences.

    it is odd (that):

    It's very odd that he hasn't sent you a birthday present.

    strike someone as odd (=make someone think that something is unexpected):

    It struck me as odd that there was no reply to my letter.

    odd-sounding:

    an odd-sounding name

    odd-looking:

    The children were very odd-looking in their costumes.

    the odd thing is (that) (=it is unexpected that):

    But the odd thing was that I didn't feel guilty.

    that's odd:

    That's odd, I thought I left my coat on the chair.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] not happening frequently or regularly

    The weather will remain cloudy with odd showers here and there.

    the/an odd something:

    I enjoy the odd beer now and then (=I like to have a beer sometimes) .

  3. 3
    [only before noun] consisting of different types, sizes, shapes, colors, etc.

    The file was stuffed with notes and odd pieces of paper.

  4. 5
    [usually before noun] not having the other member of a pair

    odd socks/shoes/gloves

  5. 6
    [never before noun] informal in the region of: used after a number for saying that it is not exact

    He must be sixty odd (=about 60 years old).

    There were 200 odd people in the room.

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