eclectic eclectic  /ɪ ˈklɛk tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
  2. (n) someone who selects according to the eclectic method

Usage(s):

  • The menu was as eclectic as the place was exotic.

News

  1. City Gets Creative at Arts Fest

    WHEELING - The Friendly City showed off its creative side Saturday as an eclectic group of artists flooded the downtown during the third-annual Arts Fest.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

  2. Hamilton County: An ideal weekend getaway spot

    Cultural arts, live music, nature, golf, museums, farmers' markets and antiques, eclectic restaurants, child and family-oriented activities, shopping and much more await you in Hamilton County, Ind., in less than 2 hours of relatively traffic-free driving. By Debra L. Karplus Cultural arts, live music, nature, golf, museums, farmers' markets and antiques, eclectic restaurants, child and family ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: IlliniHQ.com

  3. Approval sought for Kakaako garage above height limit

    A plan to create an eclectic retail complex by renovating a hodgepodge of old buildings on a block in Kakaako is expected to come into sharper focus during a public presentation and hearing before a state agency next week.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Quotes

  1. "This album has everything. Is undoubtedly the most eclectic album I have ever done," Iglesias said in a recent interview.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Enrique Iglesias Source: The Canadian Press

  2. "The Nobel Committee is pleased to welcome such a talented and eclectic group of artists for this momentous occasion," said Geir Lundestad, secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Geir Lundestad Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "Coachella has always been a festival I've never been to but admired from afar," said Neil Finn, the lead singer for Crowded House. "It has a very eclectic lineup and doesn't lump genres. It's a beautiful way to relaunch the band."
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: Neil Finn Source: Forbes

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