extraordinaire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛks.tɹɔːdˌɪn.eə(ɹ)/ (UK)

Adjective[edit]

extraordinaire (not comparable)

  1. Extraordinary; particularly skilled.
    He was a dancer extraordinaire.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Following the manner of French adjectives, and unlike most English adjectives, extraordinaire follows its subject.
    Charlie Parker, saxophonist extraordinaire, released many records.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

extraordinaire (masculine and feminine, plural extraordinaires)

  1. extraordinary, out of the ordinary