Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: quaint
IPA transcription: [kw'eɪnt]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: quaint
    Meaning: strange in an interesting or pleasing way; "quaint dialect words"; "quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities"
  • Synonyms: quaint
    Meaning: very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance; "the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name"- Bill Beatty; "came forth a quaint and fearful sight"- Sir Walter Scott; "a quaint sense of humor"
Usage examples
  • Walk about is a quaint phrase.
  • The place was full of quaint characters.
  • But as she watched, a quaint idea came to her.
  • The effect of a page of her more recent manuscript is exceedingly quaint and strong.
  • Two miles down the river is Barford, and a mile farther is Wasperton, with its quaint old stone church.
  • Was it a real feast we had shared in overnight, or only a quaint dream? Was Heru real or only a lovely fancy?
  • On the far side of the open stood one of the hills, with two quaint, craggy peaks shining vividly in the sun.
  • Farther down the street was quaint Irene lounging at the door of her new studio (a converted coach-house), smoking a cigarette and dressed like a jockey.
  • It was a box full of children's battered toys, old-fashioned and quaint; the toys in vogue thirty--forty--fifty years earlier, when Miss Terry was a child.
  • Cousin Dennis Hanks gives the following quaint description of "Nancy's boy baby," as reported by Mrs. Eleanor Atkinson in her little book on "Lincoln's Boyhood."