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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Extraordinary: a jazz singer extraordinaire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Extraordinary; particularly skilled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extraordinary in a particular capacity


French, from Old French, from Latin extraōrdinārius; see extraordinary.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Directly from French (Wiktionary)



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