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whimsically (ˈwɪmzɪkəlɪ) 



  1. in a spontaneously fanciful or playful manner
  2. in a capricious manner
  3. in a quaint, unusual, or fantastic manner

whimsical (ˈwɪmzɪkəl Pronunciation for whimsical



  1. spontaneously fanciful or playful
  2. given to whims; capricious
  3. quaint, unusual, or fantastic

Derived Forms

whimsicality (ˌwɪmzɪˈkælɪtɪ Pronunciation for whimsicality  noun
ˈwhimsically adverb
ˈwhimsicalness noun

Example Sentences Including 'whimsically'

"It's what we whimsically call'the St Kilda experience '," he says.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
'I think I have four favourite positions,' said Konterman whimsically as he weighed up the matches ahead.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Called "gigantic jets, "they join the whimsically named blue jets, sprites and elves discovered over the past 14 years.
Globe and Mail (2003)
He spoke whimsically , but was dismayed by the old unhappy face.
Doris Lessing THE SWEETEST DREAM (2001)
Mr. Rashid hyped a softer, fatter, more casual style with whimsically organic shapes and flamboyant colour.
Globe and Mail (2003)
So far Miss Melville had managed to avoid her, but tonight the decor was such that she mistook Elvira for a whimsically clad mummy.
Smith, Evelyn E Miss Melville Regrets
They may follow on from each other, but simultaneously... "She shook her head whimsically.
Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence
Using the stories of people, cities, technologies-and a rain tree-Halarnkar whimsically chronicles the unfolding of a revolution.
Business Today (2002)
We arts people, you know, muddy thinkers, the lot of us... "He shrugged whimsically , his eyes crinkling behind the glint of his glasses.
Skelton, Alison Scott An Older Woman


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