extraordinaire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

extraordinaire ‎(not comparable)

  1. (postpositive) Extraordinary, remarkable, outstanding.
  2. (postpositive) (of a person) Particularly skilled; unusually active; particularly successful.
    He was a dancer extraordinaire.
    Charlie Parker, saxophonist extraordinaire, released many records.

Noun[edit]

extraordinaire ‎(uncountable)

  1. Something particularly remarkable or outstanding.
    • 2012, Lonely Planet, ‎Nicola Williams, ‎Kerry Christiani, Lonely Planet Switzerland
      "The very best of Swiss dining in this essentially rural country is as much about experience as culinary extraordinaire."

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin extraordinārius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

extraordinaire m, f ‎(plural extraordinaires)

  1. extraordinary, out of the ordinary

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