how to pronounce quirk


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quirk is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of quirk in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… note that in some quirk of things there …”

meanings of quirk


  1. An idiosyncrasy; a slight glitch, mannerism; something unusual about the manner or style of something or someone.
  2. An acute angle dividing a molding; a groove that runs lengthwise between the upper part of a moulding and a soffit.
  3. A quibble, evasion, or subterfuge.


  1. To furnish with a quirk or channel.
  2. To move with a wry jerk.
  3. To use verbal tricks or quibbles.


  1. A surname​.

quirk frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word quirk occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics quirk can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that quirk can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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