cu·​rat·​ed ˈkyu̇r-ˌā-təd How to pronounce curated (audio)
: carefully chosen and thoughtfully organized or presented
I changed the digital art on the wall multiple times, scrolled through curated playlists by DJs from Amsterdam, Brussels, London, and Paris, and then switched the lighting mode from "Romance" to "Business" to "Party."Christopher Muther
Greenfield was the brains behind the Scoop NYC chain of stores, one of the first to offer a tightly curated range of clothes, as if selling the contents of an extremely hip person's closet.Belinda Luscombe
To truly share your getaway glow with friends, bring home a curated slice of hosting heaven. Skip the duty-free shop and scout out more intimate entertaining-friendly conversation pieces like these.Mike DeSimone

Examples of curated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Very curated lighting that at the same time had to seem real. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 6 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of curated was in 1990

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“Curated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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