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Harry’s behaviour did seem a little odd.
His paintings are a rather odd mixture of German and British influences.
It’s very odd that he hasn’t sent you a birthday present.
It struck me as odd that there was no reply to my letter.
an odd-sounding name
The children were very odd-looking in their costumes.
But the odd thing was that I didn’t feel guilty.
That’s odd, I thought I left my coat on the chair.
The weather will remain cloudy with odd showers here and there.
I enjoy the odd beer now and again (=I like to have a beer sometimes) .
The file was stuffed with notes and odd bits of paper.
See if you can spot the odd one out in the list.
Johnny was always the odd one out.
If we work in groups of three there won’t be an odd one out.
This is the British English definition of odd. View American English definition of odd.
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