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 ?
The little band of friends Ozma had gathered around her was so quaintly assorted that much care must be exercised to avoid hurting their feelings or making any one of them unhappy.
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:--
Still keeping his eyes on the Countess, he makes a quaintly insolent remark on what he has just heard.
Bransby, head of the school, whom Poe so quaintly portrayed in "William Wilson.
But Aunt Em was "all of a flutter," as she said, and it took Dorothy and Jellia Jamb, the housekeeper, and two maids a long time to dress her and do up her hair and get her "rigged like a popinjay," as she quaintly expressed it.
Her foulard gown was as simple as genius could make it, and she wore no ornaments, save a fine clasp to her waistband of dull gold, quaintly fashioned, and the fine gold chain around her neck, from which hung her racing-glasses.
Ascending the second flight of stairs and crossing a short corridor, we discovered the lamp, through the open door of a quaintly shaped circular room, burning on the mantel-piece.
Behind the quaintly dressed players gleams the great crucifix with its strange, sad figure and outstretched arms which, under the flickering light of the high altar candles, seems to stir to life.
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.
It is most quaintly and picturesquely situated, too.
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.
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.