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adjective extraordinary pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈstrɔː(r)d(ə)n(ə)ri/
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  1. 1
    very unusual and surprising

    It’s an extraordinary story.

    most/quite extraordinary:

    The whole idea is most extraordinary.

    it is extraordinary that:

    It’s extraordinary that no one disagreed with him.

    1. a.
      much better or worse than is usual

      His courage and determination were extraordinary.

      The picture does not capture her extraordinary beauty.

      shocked by his extraordinary behaviour

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  2. 2
    [only before noun] formal done in addition to the normal activities or costs of an organization

    an extraordinary meeting/session

    In such circumstances the school had to take extraordinary measures.

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