[ US /ˌkwɪntɪˈsɛnʃəɫ/ ]
[ UK /kwˌɪntɪsˈɛnʃə‍l/ ]
  1. representing the perfect example of a class or quality
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How To Use quintessential In A Sentence

  • It hardly needs emphasizing that in Hong Kong, the quintessential open port, such flows of goods and of people were a long-established part of everyday experience by that time.
  • The plan of the sanctuary complex, now a dignified patchwork of ruins, is quintessentially Syrian, with a small central temple surrounded by an expansive precinct known as the temenos . Temple of the 'Bride of the Desert'
  • The quintessential entertainer - entrepreneur wielded unmatched influence over our childhood.
  • He then celebrated in quintessential Paterson style, sprinting away down the line while furiously dabbing.
  • For most of his career, Iverson has been quintessential, high - scoring offensive showman.
  • But the quintessential gold bug is an investor who expects every form of paper wealth to collapse, along with civilisation itself.
  • You know, someone who's as attractive as Peter, you know, quintessential look of an anchorperson, it sometimes is difficult - and I think it was difficult in Peter's case - to have people know where your heart is.
  • In the field of bullfighting this verb is the quintessential factor in a well-fought corrida, and it has a lot to do with the rhythm of the bull's charge.
  • _average_ novel of the third quarter of the century -- in a more than average but not of an extraordinary, transcendental, or quintessential condition -- Anthony Trollope is about as good a representative as can be found. The English Novel
  • And there's Bill Lee, a.k.a. "Spaceman," an iconoclastic cult hero to college-age Boston fans in the late '70s, a quintessentially flaky southpaw who once boasted of sprinkling marijuana on his breakfast cereal -- before the buttoned-down Red Sox brass exiled him to the Montreal Expos, in whose uniform he is (sadly) pictured in the card collection. FOUND: Lots and lots of baseball cards
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