quaintly


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quaint

 (kwānt)
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.

[Middle English queinte, cointe, clever, cunning, peculiar, from Old French, clever, from Latin cognitus, past participle of cognōscere, to learn; see cognition.]

quaint′ly adv.
quaint′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.quaintly - in a strange but not unpleasant manner; "the old lady expressed herself somewhat quaintly"
2.quaintly - in a quaint old-fashioned manner; "the room was quaintly furnished"
Translations
بِجاذِبِيَّه لِغَرابَتِه
malebně
løjerligt
sérkennilega
tuhaf şekilde

quaintly

[ˈkweɪntlɪ] ADV
1. (= charmingly) [decorated] → pintorescamente
the building was quaintly old-fashionedel edificio parecía anticuado y pintoresco
2. (= oddly) the quaintly named town of Normalel pueblo denominado con el curioso nombre de Normal
this may seem a quaintly old-fashioned ideapuede que esta idea parezca extraña y anticuada
he described it quaintly asle dio la curiosa calificación de ...

quaintly

[ˈkweɪntli] adv [described] → de façon pittoresque
quaintly named ... → au nom pittoresque de ...

quaintly

adv
(= picturesquely)malerisch, idyllisch; decorated, finishedmalerisch, urig
writtenschnurrig; dressedputzig; nicknamedoriginell; old-fashionedschnurrig, kurios, skurril; their little daughter got up and danced so quaintly that …ihr Töchterchen ist aufgestanden und hat so drollig getanzt, dass …

quaintly

[ˈkweɪntlɪ] adv (see adj) → in modo strano, in modo bizzarro, pittorescamente

quaint

(kweint) adjective
pleasantly odd or strange, especially because of being old-fashioned. quaint customs.
ˈquaintly adverb
ˈquaintness noun
References in classic literature ?
It is most quaintly and picturesquely situated, too.
These were the quaintly turned phrases describing the effect on the once poor Aladdin of his wonderful riches, and those descanting upon the beauty and charm of the Sultan's daughter, the Princess Badroulboudour:--
You entered the room with a look and air at once shy and independent: you were quaintly dressed--much as you are now.
Thus quaintly self-contradictory in the upper part of her face, she was hardly less at variance with established ideas of harmony in the lower.
Before each pavilion was suspended the shield of the knight by whom it was occupied, and beside it stood his squire, quaintly disguised as a salvage or silvan man, or in some other fantastic dress, according to the taste of his master, and the character he was pleased to assume daring the game.
At once a quaintly pretty little figure in chequered purple and white followed my gesture, and then astonished me by imitating the sound of thunder.
A carved balustrade, freshly painted in the lower stories, but growing dingier as we ascend, borders the staircase with its quaintly twisted and intertwined pillars, from top to bottom.
We concluded our banquet by tossing off the contents of two more young cocoanuts, after which we regaled ourselves with the soothing fumes of tobacco, inhaled from a quaintly carved pipe which passed round the circle.
This latter feature of the apartment was of white marble, and in the familiar rococo style of the last century; but above it was a paneling of an earlier date, quaintly carved, painted white, and gilded here and there.
I murmured something affirmative in a doubtful tone and she remarked quaintly, with a certain curtness, "It's so unnecessary, this worry
Bransby, head of the school, whom Poe so quaintly portrayed in "William Wilson.
But the alien colour culminated in the fact that, besides the butler, the Admiral's only servants were two negroes, somewhat quaintly clad in tight uniforms of yellow.