- The state or measure of being bizarre.
1841, Edgar Allan Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue:
- It was a freak of fancy in my friend (for what else shall I call it?) to be enamored of the Night for her own sake; and into this bizarrerie, as into all his others, I quietly fell; giving myself up to his wild whims with a perfect abandon.
- A bizarre thing.
1928, H. P. Lovecraft and Adolphe de Castro, The Last Test:
- Being of independent and even of abundant means, the Clarendons had for many years stuck to their old Manhattan mansion in East Nineteenth Street, whose ghosts must have looked sorely askance at the bizarrerie of Surama and the Thibetans.
- 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 2:
- But even as I harboured these doubts I felt ashamed that so fantastic a piece of bizarrerie as Henry Akeley’s wild letter had brought them up.
bizarrerie f (plural bizarreries)
- “bizarrerie” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).