Definition of Quality in English :

Define Quality in English

Quality meaning in English

Meaning of Quality in English

Pronunciation of Quality in English

Quality pronunciation in English

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1. quality

an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

Example Sentences:
'the quality of mercy is not strained'

2. caliber, calibre, quality

a degree or grade of excellence or worth

Example Sentences:
'the quality of students has risen'
'an executive of low caliber'

3. character, lineament, quality

a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something

Example Sentences:
'each town has a quality all its own'
'the radical character of our demands'

4. quality, timber, timbre, tone

(music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

Example Sentences:
'the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely'
'the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet'

5. quality

high social status

Example Sentences:
'a man of quality'


6. choice, prime, prize, quality, select

of superior grade

Example Sentences:
'choice wines'
'prime beef'
'prize carnations'
'quality paper'
'select peaches'

7. quality

of high social status

Example Sentences:
'people of quality'
'a quality family'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of quality
noun plural -ties
a distinguishing characteristic, property, or attribute
the basic character or nature of something
a trait or feature of personality
degree or standard of excellence, esp a high standard
(formerly) high social status or the distinction associated with it
musical tone colour; timbre
7. logic
the characteristic of a proposition that is dependent on whether it is affirmative or negative
8. phonetics
the distinctive character of a vowel, determined by the configuration of the mouth, tongue, etc, when it is articulated and distinguished from the pitch and stress with which it is uttered
9. (modifier)
having or showing excellence or superiority
a quality product

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see synonyms of quality
of high quality
quality goods
nounWord forms: plural ˈqualities
any of the features that make something what it is; characteristic element; attribute
basic nature; character; kind
the degree of excellence which a thing possesses
excellence; superiority
5.  Rare
position, capacity, or role
a.  Rare
high social position
b.  Chiefly Dialectal
people of high social position
7.  Acoustics
the property of a tone determined by its overtones; timbre
8.  Logic
that characteristic of a proposition according to which it is classified as affirmative or negative
9.  Phonetics
the distinctive character of a vowel sound as determined by the resonance of the vocal cords and the shape of the air passage above the larynx when the sound is produced

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


see synonyms of quality
n. pl. qual·i·ties
a. An inherent or distinguishing characteristic; a property: the medicinal qualities of a plant.
b. A personal trait, especially a character trait: "The most vital quality a soldier can possess is self-confidence" (George S. Patton).
2. Essential character; nature: "The quality of mercy is not strain'd" (Shakespeare).
a. Superiority of kind: an intellect of unquestioned quality.
b. Degree or grade of excellence: yard goods of low quality.
4. Investments that have a low risk of loss or default: the flight to quality.
a. High social position: people of quality.
b. Those in a high social position: likes to associate with quality.
6. Music Timbre, as determined by harmonics: a voice with a distinctive metallic quality.
7. Linguistics The character of a vowel sound determined by the size and shape of the oral cavity and the amount of resonance with which the sound is produced.
8. Logic The positive or negative character of a proposition.
Having a high degree of excellence: the importance of quality health care.

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