Definition of quaint
Examples of quaint in a Sentence
A lot can change in 25 years, and Yountville has gone from an also-ran on the Napa food-and-wine tourism scene to the focus of activity. The quaint bed and breakfasts of yesterday have been replaced by upscale hotels and inns, and the village has become a mecca for top chefs. —Tim Fish, Wine Spectator, 15 June 2008
Therefore, when the federal Constitutional Convention decided in 1787 that U.S. senators would be appointed by state legislatures rather than elected by the people at large, the drafters were actually placing the choice of U.S. senators in the control of state leaders who had met their states' highest qualifications for property and religion. Today, these property and religious qualifications are likely to strike us as quaint historical oddities. —Richard N. Rosenfeld, Harper's, May 2004
Five minutes by ferry from the bustling concrete depths of Wall Street sits what could be a quaint New England town: stately, collegiate buildings framed by tree-lined walkways where the wind rustles through aging oak trees. —Andrea Elliott,New York Times, 25 July 2003
The fishing village was very quaint.
The writer talks about the quaint customs of the natives.
Recent Examples of quaint from the Web
For the most part, the staff seem to take a quaint, affectionate view of their hedonistic visitors.
Decorated with quaint grape and monastery illustrations, the wine bottle looks elegant.
Bowling Green is a nice little place with a quaint downtown.
Take a tour of the George Rogers Clark Historical Park, the old capitol building and more in this quaint burg on the lower Wabash River.
The alleyways and quaint streets of East Milford and downtown have provided a creative backdrop, resulting in a show of 20 photos July 14-Aug. 11 at the Main Cup, 126 Main St., downtown Milford.
For Plymouth, this year's parade had special meaning — the city with its quaint, small-town downtown is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 7:30 p.m. The quaint café-style coffeehouse will be held at Bev's Corner Drop-in Center, an historic 1800s storefront located at 3 Elm St. Admission and refreshments are free.
Misinformation bounced around the service with such speed that Mark Twain's aphorism about lies and speedy international travel began to seem quaint.
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Synonym Discussion of quaint
QUAINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quaint for English Language Learners
: having an old-fashioned or unusual quality or appearance that is usually attractive or appealing
QUAINT Defined for Kids
Definition of quaint for Students
: pleasingly old-fashioned or unfamiliar quaint customs
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