One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In an attractively unusual or old-fashioned manner.‘quaintly named cottages’‘the menu still refers, quaintly, to feathered and furred game’
- ‘One of these oddities was the quaintly titled Piccadilly House.’
- ‘The Government is spending $11 .7 million walling itself in in the national Parliament in a project the bureaucracy quaintly calls "security enhancement".’
- ‘We arrived at our hotel, quaintly named 'The Cleopatra'.’
- ‘He quaintly refers to the Wachowskis as 'the boys'.’
- ‘White rooftops cluster quaintly against the lower slopes.’
- ‘The quaintly named Mariner's Haven is a new development from the house builders Local Homes.’
- ‘Posters now appear quaintly old-fashioned, something to be collected rather than made.’
- ‘'Occasional Supper Clubs', as they have been quaintly dubbed, are clandestine gatherings of food-fanciers.’
- ‘We discover that artists' studios range from ultramodern to quaintly rural.’
- ‘Quaintly, it can be lucky to give money away, too!’
- ‘Of course, some of it comes across as quaintly out of date.’
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