cu·​ri·​ous·​ly ˈkyu̇r-ē-əs-lē How to pronounce curiously (audio)
: in a curious manner
seemed curiously calm
: as is curious
curiously, he continues to win reelection

Examples of curiously in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The festival, which ran at various venues across the state earlier this month, featured some distinguished classical-music performances but proved curiously incoherent as a whole. David Mermelstein, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2023 Diana fought the urge to grab her purse while watching the big cats curiously paw through her bag. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 In a year when AI has dominated the headlines around the globe, this element of the conflict has gone curiously under-examined. Brian Merchant, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2023 Bad: Butler, a preseason all-conference selection, had a curiously quiet night, not attempting a shot for the first 17 minutes and finishing with one assist against three turnovers. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Oct. 2023 And curiously, Brooks and Wohlforth seem to have determined that the answer is limited to states. Joshua Shifrinson, Foreign Affairs, 17 Oct. 2023 Bloomberg raised eyebrows last year when its economic model curiously put the odds of a recession at 100%. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, 26 Oct. 2023 Apart from Mollie’s strongest scenes and Lizzie Q’s occasional grim deathbed visions, the movie seems curiously reluctant to penetrate the psychology of its Osage characters — a reluctance that feels like timidity, respect or maybe a mix of both. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2023 Its concrete walls are covered in graffiti honoring Hindu gods, the hippie trail, and, curiously, Steve Jobs. Sean Williams, Harper's Magazine, 11 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of curiously was in the 14th century

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“Curiously.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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