Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a queer, odd, or singular manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a queer or odd manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a queer or strange manner; eccentrically; unconventionally; oddly.

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

  • adverb in a questionably unusual manner
  • adverb in a strange manner

Etymologies

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queer +‎ -ly

Examples

  • She pronounced the name queerly, giving to i the value of ee, and almost dropping the last letter entirely.

    Fire-Tongue

  • He looked at me kind of queerly, and said: "You stay right where you are, and tend to your own business.

    The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865

  • “A right nasty thing to do.” the sprite hummed, “True, true!” tapped the nymph, and the muse blinked queerly at the executioner, grinned and stated, very forthright:

    Hag Masses

  • And in the midst of it all, it came to him that Matt was acting queerly.

    JUST MEAT

  • So low did he crouch that his head, extended horizontally forward, was much lower than his shoulders which were humped up queerly and composed the highest part of him.

    CHAPTER XXIII

  • Lena was trying to make out what Ivy had done to her face and, beyond that, why her aunt was looking at her so queerly.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • Also, he gave amazing garblings of my tales to our playmates, until all began to look upon me queerly.

    CHAPTER I

  • His voice was gruff and husky, and at first it had been harsh; but it had softened queerly in a feeble attempt at forgotten kindliness.

    THE HOBO AND THE FAIRY

  • Ned Bashford's face was grave, and he looked queerly at Loretta.

    A WICKED WOMAN

  • I swore in all earnestness that these things were so, and he began to look upon me queerly.

    CHAPTER I

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