[ adjective ] strange in an interesting or pleasing way
"quaint dialect words" "quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities"
Used in print(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Publishers want books that will sell , recording_studios want discs that will not seem strange to ears used_to hillbilly and jazz music , grade and high_schools want quaint , but moral , material .
[ adjective ] attractively old-fashioned
"houses with quaint thatched roofs" "a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots"
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
Aside_from a quaint concern with witches and devils which provides the immediate problem in the opening scene , it is a quite normal community .(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Or_else the North really believes that all Southerners except a_few quaint old characters have come_around to realizing the errors of their past , and are now at_heart sharers of the American_Dream , like everybody else .
[ adjective ] very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance
"the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name"- Bill Beatty "came forth a quaint and fearful sight"- Sir Walter Scott "a quaint sense of humor"