Examples of whimsy in a Sentence
The designer's new line showed a touch of whimsy.
a bit of decorative whimsy
Recent Examples of whimsy from the Web
It’s clear carvers for temples like Char Narayan were never issued firm blueprints, architects say, allowing them to work individual styles and whimsies into the patterns.
For all the whimsy, though, some Fourths have been grim affairs.
Eau Claire has received national attention lately thanks to Vernon's 3-year-old festival, beloved by music geeks for its eclectic lineup and whimsy.
The copious invention of Brown's statements inspired a characteristically edgy response from Alden, whose solo bristled with bent notes, punctuating silences, pointed tone and plenty of wit and whimsy.
There are strong echoes of her Booker-winning voice in The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Her writing is still suffused with the delightful whimsy and levity of The God of Small Things.
Not everyone celebrates Halloween, but all the reactions were tweaked to reflect the whimsy of that holiday.
The eight-minute demo looked like a cross between the devs' Sunset Overdrive series and the Batman Arkham brawlers—with, of course, a healthy dollop of web-slinging whimsy.
Even that early in his career, Geisel already had established a signature style; each sculpture takes a familiar animal form and injects it with typical Seussian whimsy.
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Origin and Etymology of whimsy
irregular from whim-wham
First Known Use: 1605See Words from the same year
WHIMSY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of whimsy for English Language Learners
: a playful or amusing quality : a sense of humor or playfulness
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