[ US /ˈkweɪntɫi/ ]
[ UK /kwˈe‍ɪntli/ ]
  1. in a strange but not unpleasant manner
    the old lady expressed herself somewhat quaintly
  2. in a quaint old-fashioned manner
    the room was quaintly furnished
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How To Use quaintly In A Sentence

  • On the other hand, this site says 'Blouse' has for 300 years or more been English slang for a very unseemly woman, from 'blowze', which was slang for a slovenly woman, prostitute or 'beggars wench' as the OED quaintly puts it. Pen-Elayne on the Web
  • They were emotionally troubled, or socially maladjusted, or marginal in some more or less unattractive way, or quaintly anachronistic.
  • Stuffing, inevitably, was something that Davis was pretty familiar with, for in what he quaintly refers to as his ‘downtime’, he likes nothing more than to pootle away at his taxidermy.
  • Review the sleeping set-up: bigger beds for couples, quaintly called camas de matrimonio, can be harder to come by. tripso.com
  • There was a great white and gold fireplace and even a little gilded coffee table with a silver tea set sitting quaintly in the centre of the room.
  • Her drawings suggest an idyllic world, where quaintly dressed children play amid flowery meadows and trim gardens.
  • They are what I call appetizing," she said quaintly. Mistress Anne
  • At the photo shoot he quaintly refuses to roll up his sleeves for fear of scuffing them up. Professor Green: 'Lily Allen put me back on my feet'
  • After a quaintly melodious prelude the third part opens with a terzetto and chorus ( "Thus Nature ever kind rewards"), an invocation to virtue and industry, and a quaintly sentimental duet ( "Ye gay and painted Fair"). The Standard Oratorios Their Stories, Their Music, And Their Composers
  • This was where your mother's "interest" in what you so quaintly refer to as biogenetics came from. Black Blade
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