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adjective unusual pronunciation in British English /ʌnˈjuːʒʊəl/
  1. 1
    not normal, common, or ordinary
    Local residents should contact the police if they notice anything unusual.
    You’re in a very unusual situation.
    it is unusual to do something: It’s unusual to find so many different plants in one garden.
    it is unusual for someone to do something: It’s most unusual for Sue to get so angry.
    nothing unusual: There’s nothing unusual about this man’s appearance.
  2. 2
    different from other people or things in a way that is interesting, attractive, or impressive
    The designers have chosen unusual colour combinations.
    Ewing is a player of unusual talent.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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