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 Sony will focus its AI on three domains, Kitano says: gaming, sensors, and, more curiously, culinary arts. Will Knight, Wired, "Sony Envisions an AI-Fueled World, From Kitchen Bots to Games," 13 Feb. 2020 GeForce Now supports the F2P deathmatches of Quake Champions and the technically impressive campaign of DOOM 2016 (which, curiously, still isn't available on Stadia in spite of Google's ballyhooing about that game). Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "RIP Stadia? Nvidia’s newly launched cloud-gaming service is (mostly) a stunner," 4 Feb. 2020 Mahomes hit Williams with a quick touchdown toss to begin it, then Houston curiously faked a punt at its own 31-yard line and was stuffed, giving the Chiefs a short field and another easy touchdown. Dave Skretta,, "Chiefs overcome 24-point deficit to blow out Texans," 12 Jan. 2020 Mahomes hit Williams with a quick touchdown toss to begin it, then Houston curiously faked a punt at its own 31-yard line and was stuffed, giving Kansas City a short field and another easy touchdown. oregonlive, "NFL Playoffs 2020: Kansas City overcomes 24-point deficit and rolls past the Houston Texans in a Divisional Round playoff," 12 Jan. 2020 The candidates the committee endorsed weren’t controversial -- 12 of them are Republican incumbents -- but, curiously, there was no mention of Hagan, who is expected to give Tim Ryan his most competitive general-election race to date. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Ohio Republican Party leaders decline to endorse some prominent 2020 candidates," 10 Jan. 2020 Three years later, he's still laid up, though he's retained his near-superhuman intelligence and curiously flawless grasp of city planning. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to Watch (and Skip) in Theaters and on HBO This Weekend," 10 Jan. 2020 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went on five Sunday talk shows—curiously, wearing a red tie on two shows and a blue tie on three others—to brag about the U.S. operation. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "The Breathtaking Unravelling of the Middle East After Qassem Suleimani’s Death," 6 Jan. 2020 The next year, the circumstances were curiously similar. Ron Kroichick,, "Memorable moments: Kevin Durant’s 3s kept Cavaliers at bay, lifted Warriors to titles," 28 Dec. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'curiously.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of curiously

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about curiously

Time Traveler for curiously

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Statistics for curiously

Last Updated

17 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Curiously.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Comments on curiously

What made you want to look up curiously? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!