| - Tim Lake |
“Weird” is an adjective with two similar meanings. You probably know the more informal one. Let’s have a look.
The formal meaning of the adjective “weird” is something supernatural – not of human or natural causes.
+ There were weird, scary sounds coming from the closet.
+ Many people have experienced strange lights and weird sounds over those ruins for years.
+ As the name suggests “Black Holes” are dark and weird.
+ The team were connected to some weird and unexplained incidents over the winter.
+ I know this sounds crazy, but I feel we have some kind of weird connection.
The informal meaning of “weird” is more common. It means very strange or bizarre.
+ She used to think he was weird but now they are married!
+ That’s a weird coincidence.
+ The Harry Potter books are full of weird and wonderful characters and animals.
+ The latest fashion trends of young people seem weird to older generations.
+ The weather has been weird lately. It isn`t usual this warm in April!
The pronunciation is /wɪəd/.
This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.
この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。