Definition of quirky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkwəːki/

adjective (quirkier, quirkiest)

Having or characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits or aspects: her sense of humour 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, off-centre, strange, bizarre, weird, peculiar, odd, freakish, outlandish, offbeat, out of the ordinary, Bohemian, alternative, zany;
French outré
informal wacky, freaky, kinky, way-out, far out, kooky, oddball, off the wall
North American informal in left field



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: /ˈkwəːkɪnəs/
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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