Definition of quirky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkwərkē/

adjective (quirkier, quirkiest)

Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits: her sense of humor was decidedly quirky
More example sentences
  • He drew inspiration from unexpected things like dried leaves or quirky antique books.
  • Yes, the film is very quirky and offbeat, which means it'll probably be a commercial flop.
  • You put out an amazing first album full of quirky lyrics, passion and hard guitar strumming.
eccentric, idiosyncratic, unconventional, unorthodox, unusual, strange, bizarre, peculiar, odd, outlandish, zany
informal wacky, freaky, kinky, way-out, far out, kooky, offbeat



Pronunciation: /-kəlē/
Example sentences
  • Half family memoir (the author turns out to be his great-great - granddaughter), half professional portrait, quirkily written and full of engaging detail, this book is a beguiling contribution to mid-Victorian studies.
  • Beyond this question of commercial viability of books is the more important matter of continuing to produce books that are uniquely, even if quirkily, Australian.
  • This confessional record was prompted by ‘changes in her life’, and it is a natural, organic work, melodic yet quirkily experimental too.


Pronunciation: /ˈkwərkēnəs/
Example sentences
  • I like the form, enjoy its quirkiness and whimsy, and continue to read critically about it and write my own prose poems.
  • The movie's so precious, so obviously delighted by its paint-by-numbers quirkiness, it's actually embarrassing to watch.
  • And now I like everything on the album, relishing the very quirkiness and variety that I had found disconcerting.

Words that rhyme with quirky

herky-jerky, jerky, mirky, murky, perky, smirky, turkey

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Syllabification: quirk·y

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