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I feel really proud of my work on 'Sullivan & Son.' It's a really different character for me. I was excited to play this really tough, sweet smart, quirky girl because that's who I am at my core, but that's never who I was playing. The show is like my pride and joy.
Valerie Azlynn

Meaning of "quirky" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUIRKY

quirky  [ˈkwɜːkɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUIRKY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quirky is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES QUIRKY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Quirky

Quirky is a New York City based invention company. The company allows inventors to submit their ideas, while also assisting them in the development process. The company's website lets people sell their inventions in an online shop or several retail stores including Home Depot and Best Buy, with whom they have partnered. Those who choose to market their products with Quirky receive a portion of the profit made. Quirky also partnered with GE to develop an app, called "Wink", to wirelessly control and monitor products that communicate with the app.

Definition of quirky in the English dictionary

The definition of quirky in the dictionary is peculiarly individual or unconventional.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUIRKY


Albuquerque
ˈælbəˌkɜːkɪ
jerky
ˈdʒɜːkɪ
kerky
ˈkɜːkɪ
mirkily
ˈmɜːkɪ
mirkiness
ˈmɜːkɪ
mirky
ˈmɜːkɪ
murky
ˈmɜːkɪ
perky
ˈpɜːkɪ
smirky
ˈsmɜːkɪ
turkey
ˈtɜːkɪ
Turki
ˈtɜːkɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUIRKY

quipster
quipu
quire
Quirinal
Quirinus
Quirites
quirk
quirkily
quirkiness
quirkish
quirt
quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
quisling
quislingism
quist
quit
quitch
quitch grass
quitclaim
quite

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUIRKY

autarky
barky
darky
dorky
forky
Gorky
larky
malarky
narky
parky
porky
sarky
snarky
sparky

Synonyms and antonyms of quirky in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «QUIRKY»

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

Translation of «quirky» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUIRKY

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

Translator English - Chinese

> 古怪的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estrafalario
570 millions of speakers

English

quirky
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऊर्जा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ملتوي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

причудливый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

inusitado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিচিত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

original
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Unik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schrullig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

風変わりな
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

특이한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quirky
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kỳ quặc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நகைச்சுவையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विक्षिप्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ilginç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stravagante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dziwaczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вигадливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

quirky
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ιδιόμορφη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

prettige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

knäppa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

quirky
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quirky

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUIRKY»

The term «quirky» is very widely used and occupies the 18.610 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUIRKY» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «QUIRKY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word quirky.
1
Eric Alterman
The Economist is undoubtedly the smartest weekly newsmagazine in the English language. I always look forward to its quirky year-end double issue.
2
Valerie Azlynn
I feel really proud of my work on 'Sullivan & Son.' It's a really different character for me. I was excited to play this really tough, sweet smart, quirky girl because that's who I am at my core, but that's never who I was playing. The show is like my pride and joy.
3
Gina Bellman
I'm not really that keen on mainstream; I'm not interested in doing the normal films. I do tend to go for the quirky, different scripts.
4
Mayim Bialik
It's wonderful to be appreciated for being quirky, and to see Zooey Deschanel and the quirky, indie film types get mainstream play is amazing for women, because women are much more complicated than what we've see on TV in the past.
5
Jordana Brewster
Women always want to be what they're not: If you're the pretty girl, you want to be the quirky girl. If you're the smart girl, you want to be the pretty girl.
6
Cyrus Broacha
I grew up in Delhi, where there are no Parsis. But once I came to Mumbai, I realised how quirky Parsis are.
7
Lily Collins
It used to bother me - having bigger, fuller brows. I even plucked them once so I'd fit in, but I hated them and couldn't wait for them to grow back. Now I embrace them. I realized the quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful.
8
Bob Costas
Any good broadcast, not just an Olympic broadcast, should have texture to it. It should have information, should have some history, should have something that's offbeat, quirky, humorous, and where called for it, should have journalism, and judiciously it should also have commentary. That's my ideal.
9
David Crystal
Word books traditionally focus on unusual and quirky items. They tend to ignore the words that provide the skeleton of the language, without which it would fall apart, such as 'and' and 'what,' or words that provide structure to our conversation, such as 'hello.'
10
Whitney Cummings
I'm the one who's dating the craft-service guy instead of the producer. Plus, if a producer is going to date a hot young thing, I'm probably not the first person on their list - the weird, quirky, funny girl.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUIRKY»

Discover the use of quirky in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quirky and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Quirky Qwerty: The Story of the Keyboard @ Your Fingertips
This text tells the story of each character on the computer keyboard, as well as the multitude of additional marks that cannot be found on the keys but can still be typed by anyone using a computer.
Torbjörn Lundmark, 2002
2
Quirky, Yes---Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your ...
Based on Dr. Norall’s twenty years of experience diagnosing and treating thousands with Asperger’s, this book will share her insights gained from helping so many friendless Asperger’s children become more approachable, less stuck, and ...
Cynthia La Brie Norall, Ph.D., Beth Wagner Brust, 2009
3
Mo said she was quirky
In Mo Said She Was Quirky James Kelman, the Booker prize-winning author of How late it was, how late, tells the story of Helen - a sister, a mother, a daughter - a very ordinary young woman.
James Kelman, 2012
4
Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who ...
Written with upbeat clarity and informed insight, their book is a comprehensive guide to loving, living with, and enjoying these wonderful if challenging children. From the Hardcover edition.
Perri Klass, Eileen Costello, 2007
5
Any Body's Guess!: Quirky Quizzes About What Makes You Tick
Part brainy quiz book, part brawny stand-up comedy, and all one hysterical anatomy lesson, Any Body's Guess!
Michael J. Rosen, 2010
6
Quirky Claus
This is the story for you ....Quirky Claus is the alternative tale of a mischievous Santa who lives deep in the snowy depths of the South Pole.
Sean White, Sebastian White, 2011
7
What's for Dinner?: Quirky, Squirmy Poems from the Animal World
Describes in poetic verse the predatory habits of a variety of animals and the foods that they eat.
Katherine B. Hauth, 2011
8
L Is for Lollygag: Quirky Words for a Clever Tongue
Packed with quirky illustrations, fun trivia, and lists within lists, this is one humdinger of a dictionary.
Chronicle Books, 2010
9
It Sure Beats Working: 29 Quirky Stories and Practical ...
Clearly written and experience-based, this quirky book overflows with practical insights, and is a must read for anyone taking a first step in starting a solo business.
Michael J. Katz, 2007
10
Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost ...
Now, in this illustrated personal history that any language lover will adore, Kitty Burns Florey explores the rise and fall of sentence diagramming, including its invention by a mustachioed man named Brainerd “Brainy” Kellogg and his ...
Kitty Burns Florey, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUIRKY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quirky is used in the context of the following news items.
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Quirky has $12 million in cash and here's what it wants to do next
As CEO of Quirky, he's in charge of a high-growth businesses helping big-name brands capitalize on the Quirky community to build innovative new products. «Fortune, Jul 15»
2
North Dakota Duo Helps Make Up Another Quirky US Open Field
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — All that separated Tom Hoge and Josh Persons growing up was five years and a few miles, which wouldn't be so odd if their ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
3
Exclusive: Quirky ditches device manufacturing, preps for new …
Quirky is just days away from raising a new round of venture capital funding, Fortune has learned, but the product development company now has a much ... «Fortune, Jun 15»
4
Quirky shop lures visitors with kitschy items
Quirky shop lures visitors with kitschy items. Housed in a century-old building, a nostalgia store in Birmingham, Alabama, draws in shoppers for hours at a time. «USA TODAY, May 15»
5
Faces in Northampton sold, will continue 40-year legacy as quirky
... beloved gift shop that created a community stir when its owner announced its potential closing in January, has been sold and will maintain its quirky character. «MassLive.com, May 15»
6
Quirky 'Terribly Embarrassed' Over Wink Home Automation Hub …
The bad news: The Wink home automation hub from Quirky is being recalled because the company failed to update its security software. The good news: The ... «CEPro, Apr 15»
7
​Mattel's quarter beats expectations, teams with Quirky to …
Mattel Inc.'s first-quarter results beat Wall Street expectations, sending its stock price higher as its new chief executive continued his pledge to revive lagging ... «Albany Business Review, Apr 15»
8
Quirky and Mattel join forces to crowdsource the next hit toy
On Thursday, Barbie's maker, Mattel, and Quirky, a company turning people's ideas into real products and gadgets, unveiled a partnership to jointly produce toys ... «Fortune, Apr 15»
9
Quirky teams with Harman Audio to develop futuristic headphones
Quirky wants to usher in the next generation of headphones in its latest product development contest. In collaboration with Harman, Quirky today announces a ... «VentureBeat, Apr 15»
10
Quirky Northampton store Faces to close down
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. —A landmark downtown Northampton store that sells a quirky, eclectic mix of clothing, hats, gifts and pop culture items is closing its ... «WCVB Boston, Jan 15»

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