US: /kwɪnˈtɛsəns/
UK: /kwˈɪntɛsəns/

English Vietnamese dictionary

quintessence /kwin'tesns/
  • danh từ
    • tinh chất; tinh tuý, tinh hoa
    • (triết học) nguyên tố thứ năm

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun [sing.] the ~ of sth (formal)
1 the perfect example of sth: It was the quintessence of an English manor house.
2 the most important features of sth: a painting that captures the quintessence of Viennese elegance
quintessential adjective: He was the quintessential tough guy.
quintessentially adverb: a sense of humour that is quintessentially British

Thesaurus dictionary

essence, heart, core, quiddity, essentialness, essentiality, pith, marrow, sum and substance, epitome, nonpareil, embodiment, personification, model, prototype, exemplar, ideal, beau idéal, paragon:
Hernandez considered the ancient Greek temple the quintessence of classic design.

Concise English dictionary

+the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
+the purest and most concentrated essence of something
+the most typical example or representative of a type