Extraordinary - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstrɔːrdəneri|  American pronunciation of the word extraordinary
Brit.  |ɪkˈstrɔːd(ə)n(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word extraordinary

adjective

- far more than usual or expected(syn: over-the-top, sinful)

an extraordinary desire for approval

- (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials

an ambassador extraordinary

Examples

The researchers made an extraordinary discovery.

The race is an extraordinary event.

She is an extraordinary child.

It took an extraordinary amount of work.

It's extraordinary that he should make exactly the same mistake again.

Chris's behaviour that morning was quite extraordinary.

What an extraordinary thing to do!

He could not divine the cause of this extraordinary change.

By any standards, the accomplishments of the past year are extraordinary.

He is possessed of the most brilliant talents and an extraordinary fund of energy.

Mr. Gladstone has an extraordinary genius for finance.

His will is an extraordinary mash of grammar.

It is an edict, which contains many extraordinary positions and pretensions.

An extraordinary scene met our eyes as we entered the room.

It really was an extraordinary piece of luck.

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