Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: quizzical
IPA transcription: [kw'ɪzəkəl]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: questioning, quizzical
    Meaning: perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know); "he had a quizzical expression"
  • Synonyms: mocking, teasing, quizzical
    Meaning: playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell
Usage examples
  • An air half quizzical and half deferential
  • Dicky's tone was mildly quizzical, his smile mischievous, but I flushed hotly.
  • She looked up at the spire and then at him with a faintly quizzical expression.
  • "And which of them ...?" asked Mr. Salvin, dropping his voice and speaking in quizzical tones.