Definition of curio
: something (such 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
Recent Examples of curio from the Web
Hilton Hotels’ budget Canopy and higher-end Curio brands also draw on the local scene.
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Origin and Etymology of curio
short for curiosity
First Known Use: 1849See Words from the same year
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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