English version

whimsy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwhimsywhim‧sy /ˈwɪmzi/ noun  [uncountable]STRANGEUNUSUAL a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that is unusual, strange, and often amusing a sense of fancy and whimsy
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whimsyKarla Hour's designs combine style and whimsy.It contained enough witty lines to keep the creeping whimsy, indicated in the title, at bay.Thus Wish veers dizzily from gleeful whimsy to cosmic angst; from unconfident extroversion to manic introspection.A touch of whimsy, fantasy or fun.None of the new stations conveyed the confident self-assurance or whimsy of their distinguished predecessors.The earlier and well-known technique of framing up a loose panel appears to have been sacrificed to the whimsy of fashion.His smile broadened and his eyes twinkled with whimsy.
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