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Definition of "qu" []

  • An obsolete spelling of queue or cue. (noun)
  • An initial and medial sequence in words of Latin origin, as in quarrel, quarrel, quadrant, query, etc. (noun)
  • An initial sequence in some words of Anglo-Saxon (or other Teutonic) origin, properly written kw-, or as originally cw-, but altered in the Middle English period to qu- in conformity with the spelling of French and Latin words with qu- (see 1). It occurs in quail, quake, qualm, queen, quell, quick, etc. It does not occur medially except in composition. (noun)
  • An initial sequence in some Middle English or modern dialectal (Scotch) variants of words regularly spelled with wh-, as in qual, qwaylle, quhal, for whale; quhilk for whilk (which), quhyp for whip, etc. (noun)
  • An initial sequence of various origin other than the above, as in quaint, quassia, quay, quince, quip, quire, quire, quiver, quoin, quoit, etc. See the etymology of these words. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "qu" in a sentence
  • "Lors un lourdaiU qui servoit a la table, nous voyant en si grand debat, se va mocquer de nous, de ce qu* estions empeschez en si pen de chose, SC Jious va dire, que les Espagnols faisoient leurs pains plus grands qu 'ailleurs, parce qu' ils y mettoient plus de paste, *"
  • "J'ai hérité de quelques recettes mais je n'ai plus les légumes du jardin qu'entretenait mon beau-père, mûris tranquillement au bas du village puis cueillis et consommées dans la même journée ...."
  • "Our Chapter of qu is giving the membership its choice to pick what it chooses to do."