Definition of Quaintly

1. Adverb. In a strange but not unpleasant manner. "The old lady expressed herself somewhat quaintly"

Partainyms: Quaint



2. Adverb. In a quaint old-fashioned manner. "The room was quaintly furnished"
Partainyms: Quaint

Definition of Quaintly

1. adv. In a quaint manner.

Definition of Quaintly

1. Adverb. In a quaint manner; oddly; strangely. ¹

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Definition of Quaintly

1. quaint [adv] - See also: quaint

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quaintly

quail pipes
quailed
quailer
quailers
quailest
quaileth
quailies
quailing
quailings
quails
quaily
quainter
quaintest
quaintish
quaintly (current term)
quaintness
quaintnesses
quaintrelle
quair
quairs
quais
quake
quake in one's boots
quake lake
quake lakes
quaked
quakeproof

Literary usage of Quaintly

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"... mentions Cornelius's Tub, which is so quaintly depicted in the frontispiece to .... quaintly ..."

2. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"RH Hutton remarked quaintly upon the quantity of ' bottled life' which Huxley could ' infuse into the driest topic on which human beings ever contrived to ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Anthony à Wood quaintly tells us that "after her decease he left the nation for religion sake, and settled at Mechlin, in Brabant, which is a wonder to some ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"A quaintly significant testimony to the popularity of Euripides a afforded by a strange composition, probably of the 4th century AD, ..."

5. Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Faiths and Folklore; a by John Brand (1905)
"... remarks quaintly enough: "Cats coveting the fire more than ordinary, or licking their feet and trimming the hair of their heads and mustachios, ..."

6. Retrospective Reviews: A Literary Log by Richard Le Gallienne (1896)
"On these and many other suggestive themes Mr. Dobson gossips in his pleasant, allusive, vivid, and slyly humorous style, in which many a phrase quaintly ..."

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