adjective bi·zarre \bə-ˈzär\

: very unusual or strange

Full Definition of BIZARRE

:  strikingly out of the ordinary: as
a :  odd, extravagant, or eccentric in style or mode
b :  involving sensational contrasts or incongruities
bi·zarre·ly adverb
bi·zarre·ness noun

Origin of BIZARRE

French, from Italian bizzarro
First Known Use: circa 1648

Synonym Discussion of BIZARRE

fantastic, bizarre, grotesque mean conceived, made, or carried out without adherence to truth or reality. fantastic may connote extravagance in conception or ingenuity of decorative invention <dreamed up fantastic rumors>. bizarre applies to the sensationally strange and implies violence of contrast or incongruity of combination <a bizarre medieval castle in the heart of a modern city>. grotesque may apply to what is conventionally ugly but artistically effective or it may connote ludicrous awkwardness or incongruity often with sinister or tragic overtones <grotesque statues on the cathedral> <though grieving, she made a grotesque attempt at a smile>.



Definition of BIZARRE

:  a flower with atypical striped marking

First Known Use of BIZARRE

circa 1753

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall
BIZARRE Defined for Kids


adjective bi·zarre \bə-ˈzär\

Definition of BIZARRE for Kids

:  very strange or odd


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