Definition of Quaint in English :

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Quaint meaning in English

Meaning of Quaint in English

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1. quaint

strange in an interesting or pleasing way

Example Sentences:
'quaint dialect words'
'quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities'

2. quaint

very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance

Example Sentences:
'the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name'
'came forth a quaint and fearful sight'
'a quaint sense of humor'

3. old-time, olde worlde, quaint

attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)

Example Sentences:
'houses with quaint thatched roofs'
'a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of quaint
attractively unusual, esp in an old-fashioned style
a quaint village
odd, peculiar, or inappropriate
a quaint sense of duty

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see synonyms of quaint
1.  Obsolete
clever or skilled
2.  Rare
wrought with skill; ingenious
unusual or old-fashioned in a pleasing way
singular; unusual; curious
fanciful; whimsical

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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adj. quaint·er, quaint·est
1. Charmingly odd, especially in an old-fashioned way: "Sarah Orne Jewett ... was dismissed by one critic as merely a New England old maid who wrote quaint, plotless sketches of late 19th-century coastal Maine" (James McManus).
2. Archaic Unfamiliar or unusual in character; strange: quaint dialect words.
3. Archaic Cleverly made or done.

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