Definition of 'quaint'
Example sentences containing 'quaint'
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Close to a quaint fishing village. The Sun (2017)There is lots of green space, dotted with quaint village pubs that have open fires. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why did the organisers choose the quaint seaside town? Times, Sunday Times (2008)She remembered a quaint little intruder who had made his way into the attic once before. A Little Princess (1905)She sold the place to me with talk of crashing waves and quaint villages. Times, Sunday Times (2014)My pleas that people read a lot of old stuff must have seemed charmingly quaint. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Much of the quaint village is a conservation area. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was only the surroundings that seemed quaint. READY, STEADY, GO!: Swinging London and the Invention of Cool (2002)For too long it has been known only as that quaint northern town with its one designer shop. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That sounds quaint today but our grandkids will laugh at the idea of fumbling around for a remote control. The Sun (2013)Not for the quaint village atmosphere. The Sun (2009)The idea is so quaint and noble it's almost cool. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It might sound quaint, but giving is so much more satisfying than receiving. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You know much about the history of the Mafia in this quaint town of yours? Times, Sunday Times (2008)We think of petit fours as rather sickly, quaint little cakes. The Sun (2009)Today, the prospect of an opinion columnist doing medical research before dashing off a column sounds positively quaint. Christianity Today (2000)We live in a society where surveillance is widespread and privacy a quaint concept that disappeared in the 20th century. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Everything's so quaint and small. The Sun (2010)He looked as if he'd stumbled on some quaint custom and turned to Jean. The Glasgow Girls (1994)It is a quaint fashion show custom that front-row celebrities wear something that gives an indication of their host's artistic intentions. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For better or worse, we live in a society where surveillance is widespread and privacy a quaint concept that disappeared in the 20th century. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'quaint'
British English: quaint /kweɪnt/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is quaint is attractive because it is unusual and rather old-fashioned.
...a quaint little cottage.
- American English: quaint
- Arabic: طَرِيف
- Brazilian Portuguese: incomum
- Chinese: 离奇有趣的
- Croatian: osebujan
- Czech: starobylý a malebný
- Danish: ejendommelig
- Dutch: grappig ouderwets vreemd
- European Spanish: curioso extraño
- Finnish: viehättävän erikoinen
- French: désuet
- German: urig
- Greek: ιδιόρυθμος
- Italian: pittoresco
- Japanese: 古風で趣のある
- Korean: 별나고 아름다운
- Norwegian: pittoresk
- Polish: osobliwy
- European Portuguese: fora do comum
- Romanian: pitoresc
- Russian: причудливый
- Spanish: curioso
- Swedish: pittoresk
- Thai: มีเสน่ห์แบบโบราณ
- Turkish: ilginç
- Ukrainian: химерний
- Vietnamese: kỳ lạ
Definition of quaint from the Collins English Dictionary
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