curio

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noun cu·rio \ˈkyu̇r-ē-ˌō\

Definition of curio

plural

curios

  1. :  something (as a decorative object) considered novel, rare, or bizarre :  curiosity; also :  an unusual or bizarre person

Examples of curio in a sentence

  1. She loves to browse the shops in small towns, looking for curios.

  2. <be careful of the fragile curios on the end tables>

Origin and Etymology of curio

short for curiosity


First Known Use: 1849


CURIO Defined for English Language Learners

curio

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noun cu·rio \ˈkyu̇r-ē-ˌō\

Definition of curio for English Language Learners

  • : a small and unusual object that is considered interesting or attractive


CURIO Defined for Kids

curio

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noun cu·rio \ˈkyu̇r-ē-ˌō\

Definition of curio for Students

plural

curios

  1. :  a rare or unusual article :  curiosity



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