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

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In 2017, when Mr. Joly’s residence went up in flames, killing five pets but, curiously, not its occupant, the FBI began investigating it as a hate crime. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Boomtown for Hoaxers," 28 Feb. 2019 The overhead bins in the center were curiously absent. Matt Nelson, USA TODAY, "Trip report: Reviewing the Delta One Suite with sliding privacy doors," 30 Apr. 2018 And curiously, the two never talk about the Green Book itself — its history, its necessity, its very existence. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Green Book builds a feel-good comedy atop an artifact of shameful segregation. Yikes.," 7 Jan. 2019 Twitter curiously doesn’t offer the option to purge your timeline, but services like TweetDelete, TwitWipe, and TweetEraser offered freedom from Twitter mobs through mass deletion. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "The year of deleted tweets," 27 Dec. 2018 Ginny sat for Neel many times—though, curiously, never nude—and several of those portraits hang on the walls of her Vermont house. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Searching for Myself in Alice Neel’s Radical Portraits," 26 Feb. 2019 Almost immediately, his garments became objects of desire among women who recognized them as romantic but unpreening, flatteringly precise yet curiously cozy. Nathan Heller, Vogue, "A Day in Paris with Rick Owens, Fashion’s Coolest Iconoclast," 12 Feb. 2019 But curiously enough, none of them are from the country’s biggest gaming company, Tencent. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "China lifts video game ban but not for its biggest player," 29 Dec. 2018 There’s something curiously analog, almost old-fashioned, about stalking a celebrity in person. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Sweat and Cries of Humankind," 11 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of curiously

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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