strangely enough

strangely enough
in a way that is unusual or surprising.

His mother, strangely enough, seemed to be happy that he got arrested.


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  • strangely — [[t]stre͟ɪnʤli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl (emphasis) You use strangely to emphasize that what you are saying is surprising. → See also strange Strangely, the race didn t start until 8.15pm... No, strangely enough, this is not the case. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • strangely */ — UK [ˈstreɪndʒlɪ] / US adverb 1) in an unusual way Everyone looked at him strangely. 2) used for saying that something is surprising or unusual Strangely, I knew he wouldn t hurt me. • strangely enough …   English dictionary

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