Noun: quality kwó-li-tee
Adjective: quality kwó-li-tee
- An essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
"the quality of mercy is not strained"
- A degree or grade of excellence or worth
"the quality of students has risen";
- caliber [US], calibre [Brit, Cdn]
- A characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
"each town has a quality all its own";
- character, lineament
- (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice, noise or musical sound)
"the quality of her soprano was rich and lovely";
- timbre, timber [non-standard], tone
- High social status
"a man of quality"
- Of superior grade
- choice, prime, prize, select
- Of high social status
"people of quality"; "a quality family"
Derived forms: qualities
See also: bad, good, inferior, negative, posh [Brit], positive, superior, upper-class
Type of: attribute, degree, dimension, grade, level, property, rank, social rank, social station, social status, sound property
Encyclopedia: Quality, Kentucky