HyperDic: quaint

English > 3 senses of the word quaint:
ADJECTIVEallquaintstrange in an interesting or pleasing way
allquaintvery strange or unusual
allquaint, old-time, olde worldeattractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
quaint > pronunciation
Soundskwey'nt
Rhymesacquaint ... taint: 12 rhymes with eynt...
English > quaint: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningstrange in an interesting or pleasing way.
Examples
  • "quaint dialect words"
  • "quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities"
Broaderstrange, unusualdefinitely out of the ordinary and unexpected
Spanishcurioso, pintoresco
Nounsquaintnessstrangeness as a consequence of being old fashioned
Adverbsquaintlyin a strange but not unpleasant manner
English > quaint: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVery strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance.
Examples
  • "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"
Broaderstrange, unusualdefinitely out of the ordinary and unexpected
English > quaint: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningattractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic).
Example"houses with quaint thatched roofs"
Synonymsold-time, olde worlde
Broaderfashionable, stylishBeing or in accordance with current social fashions
Spanishcurioso, singular
Nounsquaintnessthe quality of being quaint and old-fashioned
Adverbsquaintlyin a quaint old-fashioned manner

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