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 The quaint bed and breakfasts of yesterday have been replaced by upscale hotels and inns, and the village has become a mecca for top chefs.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
Weppler said he's met with other towns that are unsuccessfully trying to emulate Libertyville's quaint appeal.
Do not think your quaint American decision to leave French climate accord means the end of investigations into Russian influence.
Boarding passes could someday become quaint relics for air travelers.
To outsiders, Baltimore is a quaint little big city.
The kitchen flows directly into a quaint breakfast nook and a comfortable family room featuring a striking floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and shuttered windows streaming natural light throughout the room.
Artist Marianne Angeli Rodriguez has spent long hours, sometimes not stopping until the sun comes up, to turn a quaint space in downtown Covington into a studio and art gallery.
Fabulous tales of King Kongs and Godzillas—now quaint by comparison—
The AT&T film (see below) touches on everything from laser data storage and laser telecommunications to laser surgery and, yes, laser weaponry — all from a now-quaint late-1960s point-of-view.
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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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