Oddly
Oddly Odd"ly, adv. 1. In an odd manner; unevenly. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. In a peculiar manner; strangely; queerly; curiously. ``A figure a little more oddly turned.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]

A great black substance, . . . very oddly shaped. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. (Math.) In a manner measured by an odd number. [1913 Webster]


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  • oddly — (adv.) c.1300, from ODD (Cf. odd) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • oddly — odd|ly [ adli ] adverb 1. ) in an unusual way that attracts your interest or attention: Did you notice how oddly he was behaving? oddly assorted (=not seeming to belong together): an oddly assorted bunch of musicians 2. ) oddly or oddly enough… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • oddly */ — UK [ˈɒdlɪ] / US [ˈɑdlɪ] adverb 1) in an unusual way that attracts your interest or attention Did you notice how oddly he was behaving? oddly assorted (= not seeming to belong together): an oddly assorted bunch of musicians 2) oddly or oddly… …   English dictionary

  • oddly — [[t]ɒ̱dli[/t]] ADV: ADV adj, ADV with cl You use oddly to indicate that what you are saying is true, but that it is not what you expected. → See also odd He said no and seemed oddly reluctant to talk about it... Oddly, Emma says she never… …   English dictionary

  • oddly — adverb 1 in a strange or unusual way: Brenda s been acting oddly this week. 2 also oddly enough (sentence adverb) used to say that something seems strange or surprising: Oddly enough, her anger made her seem more attractive. 3 oddly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • oddly — odd|ly [ˈɔdli US ˈa:dli] adv 1.) in a strange or unusual way ▪ She s been behaving oddly this week. 2.) also oddly enough [sentence adverb] used to say that something seems strange or surprising ▪ Oddly enough, someone asked me the same question… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oddly — adv. Oddly is used with these adjectives: ↑coloured, ↑comforting, ↑compelling, ↑detached, ↑distant, ↑disturbing, ↑familiar, ↑fascinating, ↑furtive, ↑pleased, ↑poignant, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • oddly — [ˈɒdli] adv 1) in an unusual way that attracts your interest or attention 2) oddly or oddly enough used for saying that something is not what you would expect in a particular situation …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • oddly — /ˈɒdli/ (say odlee) adverb 1. in an odd manner: to be behaving oddly. 2. strangely; unexpectedly: oddly likeable …   Australian English dictionary

  • oddly — adverb Date: 1610 1. in an odd manner 2. as is odd < was quite happy, oddly enough > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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