cu·​ri·​ous·​ly | \ ˈkyu̇r-ē-əs-lē How to pronounce curiously (audio) , ˈkyər- \

Definition of curiously

1 : in a curious manner seemed curiously calm
2 : as is curious curiously, he continues to win reelection

Examples of curiously in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's got strong women protagonists who are curiously adept at fighting. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "'X-Men' meets 'Buffy' in this supernatural steampunk show from disgraced creator Joss Whedon," 6 Apr. 2021 Only the older men eat with us as women serve and teens peek curiously from just outside the doors. Rick Steves,, "Rick Steves’ Europe: Laz-pitality in Northeastern Turkey," 2 Apr. 2021 There, Bucky slips back into his Winter Soldier persona with curiously little problems so that the trio can go undercover and meet with a fence named Selby. Chancellor Agard,, "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier recap: A trip to Madripoor," 2 Apr. 2021 Cristin Milioti has claimed a curiously specific character niche: woman escaping from twisted sci-fi trap. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Made for Love,’ She Can’t Get Him Out of Her Head," 31 Mar. 2021 In any event, the cocktail first shows up in print the following year, in the 1930 edition of Boothby’s World Drinks and How to Mix Them, curiously with the addition of orange juice. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, "How to Make a Bees Knees, a Roaring ’20s Gin Cocktail to Ring in the Spring," 25 Mar. 2021 In his final chapter, D’Eramo envisions future generations looking back curiously at tourism. Sophie Haigney, The New Republic, "Are We Ready for the Return of Mass Tourism?," 9 Mar. 2021 There’s the woman who curiously hit the panic button at a foreign currency exchange, accidentally summoning the police to rush in. Washington Post, "sideways in the Suez Canal," 24 Mar. 2021 He can’t be removed except through a vote of the USPS board of governors, which installed him last year after a curiously lackadaisical executive search. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Stop saying the USPS should be ‘run like a business.’ It’s not a ‘business’," 24 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of curiously

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Apr 2021

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“Curiously.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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