Definition of curio
: something (as a decorative object) considered novel, rare, or bizarre : curiosity; also : an unusual or bizarre person
Examples of curio in a sentence
She loves to browse the shops in small towns, looking for curios.
<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
Definition of curio for English Language Learners
: a small and unusual object that is considered interesting or attractive
CURIO Defined for Kids
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