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Once, Naseeruddin Shah told me that the wafer shop was the best acting school that I could have attended. And I completely agree. I observed every customer very minutely and picked up some quirk or the other. Later, I used those experiences while playing different characters.
Boman Irani

Meaning of "quirk" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD QUIRK

Of unknown origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF QUIRK

quirk  [kwɜːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUIRK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quirk is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUIRK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Quirk

Quirk or Quirks may refer to: ▪ The Quirk, a literary magazine ▪ "Quirks", a song by Ultravox! from Ha!-Ha!-Ha! ▪ 18376 Quirk, an asteroid ▪ Quirk Books, a Pennsylvania-based publishing company ▪ Quirks mode, a web browser technique for maintaining backwards compatibility...

Definition of quirk in the English dictionary

The first definition of quirk in the dictionary is an individual peculiarity of character; mannerism or foible. Other definition of quirk is an unexpected twist or turn. Quirk is also a continuous groove in an architectural moulding.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUIRK


artwork
ˈɑːtˌwɜːk
bodywork
ˈbɒdɪˌwɜːk
clockwork
ˈklɒkˌwɜːk
coursework
ˈkɔːsˌwɜːk
fieldwork
ˈfiːldˌwɜːk
firework
ˈfaɪəˌwɜːk
framework
ˈfreɪmˌwɜːk
groundwork
ˈɡraʊndˌwɜːk
homework
ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk
housework
ˈhaʊsˌwɜːk
needlework
ˈniːdəlˌwɜːk
network
ˈnɛtˌwɜːk
paperwork
ˈpeɪpəˌwɜːk
patchwork
ˈpætʃˌwɜːk
rework
riːˈwɜːk
teamwork
ˈtiːmˌwɜːk
waxwork
ˈwæksˌwɜːk
wickerwork
ˈwɪkəˌwɜːk
woodwork
ˈwʊdˌwɜːk
work
wɜːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUIRK

quipping
quippish
quippu
quippy
quipster
quipu
quire
Quirinal
Quirinus
Quirites
quirkily
quirkiness
quirkish
quirky
quirt
quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
quisling
quislingism
quist
quit

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUIRK

birk
chirk
dirk
Dunkirk
Falkirk
firk
irk
kirk
lirk
mirk
Selkirk
shirk
smirk
steenkirk
stirk
the Kirk

Synonyms and antonyms of quirk in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «QUIRK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «quirk» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of quirk

Translation of «quirk» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUIRK

Find out the translation of quirk to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of quirk from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quirk» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 怪事
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

peculiaridad
570 millions of speakers

English

quirk
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छलावा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

причуда
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

peculiaridade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bizarrerie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Quirk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Marotte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

巡り合わせ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기이한 일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quirk
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điều không minh bạch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திடீர்த்திருப்பம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रेंगाळणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

orijinallik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stranezza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dziwactwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

примха
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

capriciu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ιδιοτροπία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

flater
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sarkasm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

innfall
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quirk

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUIRK»

The term «quirk» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.788 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUIRK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «quirk» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «quirk» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quirk

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7 QUOTES WITH «QUIRK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word quirk.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature.
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Paul Bloom
Strong moral arguments exist for why we should often try to ignore stereotypes or override them. But we shouldn't assume they represent some irrational quirk of the unconscious mind. In fact, they're largely the consequence of the mind's attempt to make a rational decision.
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Boman Irani
Once, Naseeruddin Shah told me that the wafer shop was the best acting school that I could have attended. And I completely agree. I observed every customer very minutely and picked up some quirk or the other. Later, I used those experiences while playing different characters.
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Rick Perlstein
It is a quirk of American culture that each generation of nonconservatives sees the right-wingers of its own generation as the scary ones, then chooses to remember the right-wingers of the last generation as sort of cuddly.
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Matthew Rhys
I still dream about that one opportunity where the Welsh Rugby Union call me up and say, 'We need you.' There is an incredibly talented Welsh hooker called Matthew Rees, so maybe some incredible quirk of misfortune for him would mean I get called up instead.
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Dallas Roberts
I try my damnedest to quirk up anything that I'm in.
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Antony Sher
I have a Woody Allen Jewish attitude to life: that it's all going to be disastrous. That it hasn't all been that way is simply down to some random quirk of fate.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUIRK»

Discover the use of quirk in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quirk and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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William Shakespeare's Star Wars
Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter—and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations--William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.
Ian Doescher, 2013
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Quirk: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality
And what she proves is that it does take all kinds. Even the most irksome and trying personality you’ve ever encountered contributes to the diversity of our species. And diversity is the key to our survival. From the Hardcover edition.
Hannah Holmes, 2011
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
As a mysterious plague falls upon the village of Meryton and zombies start rising from the dead, Elizabeth Bennett is determined to destroy the evil menace, but becomes distracted by the arrival of the dashing and arrogant Mr. Darcy.
Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen, 2009
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Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without ...
Princesses Behaving Badly offers true tales of all these princesses and dozens more in a fascinating read that's pefect for history buffs, feminists, and anyone seeking a different kind of bedtime story.
Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, 2013
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.
Ransom Riggs, 2011
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Colorstrology: What Your Birthday Color Says about You
Cleverly packaged with 32 pages of perforated colour chips, this new genre of metaphysical fun will bridge the consumer gap between the house-proud urbanite and the barefoot spiritualist.Colorstrology, the company, is rolling out an entire ...
Michele Bernhardt, 2005
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Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar ...
Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.” This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended.
Ransom Riggs, 2014
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The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black
You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.
E. B. Hudspeth, 2013
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Pay Dirt: The Business of Professional Team Sports
So there should be a wide readership for this intelligent guide to reading newspapers' sports pages, which increasingly resemble business pages."--George Will
James P. Quirk, 1997
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The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, ...
Offers a whimsical approach to baby care that likens the newest member of the family to a machine needing extra-special care, in a guide that features schematic diagrams for such "maintenance" techniques as getting a baby to sleep through ...
Louis Borgenicht, Joe Borgenicht, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUIRK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quirk is used in the context of the following news items.
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Legacy Way: Long-awaited Brisbane tunnel to open to traffic tonight …
Brisbane's long awaited Legacy Way will open to traffic at 9pm, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says. Cr Quirk took to Twitter this morning to confirm the $1.5 billion, ... «ABC Online, Jun 15»
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Milford's $1.5m settlement a 'commercial decision,' MD Quirk says
Quirk told BusinessDesk the settlement was "essentially a commercial decision." The Auckland-based fund manager denied claims it's liable for any breaches of ... «The National Business Review, Jun 15»
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Ex-FBI agent takes plea deal in domestic assault case
Adam Grant Quirk entered a no-contest plea to disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor, on June 5, 2015, in 3rd District Court. Quirk, 36, was an FBI agent ... «Deseret News, Jun 15»
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Lord Mayor Graham Quirk's 2015-6 Brisbane City Council budget …
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk delivers the Brisbane City Council budget speech at ... Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk's has delivered the 2015-6 Brisbane City ... «Brisbane Times, Jun 15»
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Lord Mayor Graham Quirk to announce new parking measures in …
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the app would form part of the council's $3.4 million investment, including $2.2 million in new technology, implementing 55 key ... «Brisbane Times, Jun 15»
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Rockford school's Jared Quirk becomes THIRD senior in his year to …
Jared Quirk, 18, was in Athens with classmates from Rockland, Massachusetts, to see the ancient world - but fell to the ground while walking through the city with ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
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No, Yes, Definitely: On The Rise Of 'No, Totally' As Linguistic Quirk
In a recent article, Schulz digs into what's behind this linguistic quirk. She found out that the English language used to have more options than just "yes" and "no.". «KUOW News and Information, Apr 15»
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Australian goes to Canada, passes out drunk, gets insane frostbite
The woman, who identified herself to Mashable as Emma Quirk from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, posted an entire gallery on Monday to imgur ... «Mashable, Mar 15»
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Alleged Worker Abuse at Malaysian Palm-Oil Plantations3:27
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Cr Quirk was free to canvass views on a possible bid, but said the focus needed to be on cyclone-affected communities for ... «Courier Mail, Feb 15»
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Brain recalls old memories via new pathways
But several days later, Quirk and colleagues discovered that retrieval had migrated to a different circuit – from the prefrontal cortex to an area in the thalamus, ... «National Institutes of Health, Jan 15»

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