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How is the word `weird' pronounced?

(M K B Nambiar, Mahe)

The word rhymes with `feared', `neared', and `beard'. When you say that something is weird, you mean that it is rather strange or unusual. This word, which is mostly used in informal contexts, can be used with people and things.*I met Sadhana's husband yesterday. The guy is really weird.*My boss has some weird ideas about how an organisation should be run.

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