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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- One that deviates from the common rule or from common forms.

Usage examples (13)
  • That makes the in-color onlooker the heteroclite, and the urbane aesthetic cellist the metroclite.
  • These instances might with propriety be reckoned among singular or heteroclite instances, for in the whole extent of nature they are of rare and extraordinary occurrence.
  • Nor could I have dreamed the heteroclite crewmen I had met aboard Tzadkiel's ship, nor the jibers; and yet both had come from Briah, even as I; and Tzadkiel had not...
  • Over the years Amis has learned how to notate a superbly comic speaking voice; getting it down on paper is comparable to a good composer's skill in scoring heteroclite... for more
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