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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXOTICALLY

Her voice was as exotically attractive as the rest of her; low, clear, a little throaty.

And we saw or heard about the exotically named preprocessed and prepackaged food, about the pastimes of the troops.

Exotically lovely she was, with primitive, unrestrained passions—typical of the land in which she lived.

The original is certainly one of the most exotically strange pieces of writing in any language, and weird beyond description.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "belonging to another country," from Middle French exotique (16c.) and directly from Latin exoticus, from Greek exotikos "foreign," literally "from the outside," from exo "outside" (see exo-). Sense of "unusual, strange" first recorded in English 1620s, from notion of "alien, outlandish." In reference to strip-teasers and dancing girls, it is first attested by 1942, American English.

As a noun from 1640s.

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