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adjective American English pronunciation: strange /streɪndʒ/ 
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comparativestranger
superlativestrangest
 

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  1. 1
    unusual or unexpected, especially in a way that surprises or worries you

    By a strange coincidence, we were both at the same hotel in Chicago last week.

    It had been a very strange week.

    it is/seems strange that:

    It seemed strange that she would leave so early.

    the strange thing is:

    The strange thing is, I was the only one there.

    for some strange reason:

    For some strange reason, I thought she lived in New York.

    1. a.
      used about someone whose behavior is unusual

      Ian really is a strange guy.

      He had a strange expression on his face.

  2. 2
    not familiar or known to you

    When you arrive in a new country, everything seems strange.

    a strange accent

    strange faces/people

    a strange place/house/country

  3. 3
    making you feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or sick

    She felt a strange tingling in the back of her neck.

    I always feel strange in a large group of people.

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