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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)
  • 1889–1935, Chinese communist leader who was also an important literary figure: executed by the Nationalist forces in Shanghai (noun)

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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."