WOTW: weird

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - weird

“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。



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