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 Most curiously, the outsole has a tail that extends beyond the heel. Elizabeth Carey, Outside Online, 18 Mar. 2020 For some reason the COs never seem to comment on the curiously lumpy figures that emerge in time for cell inspection. Keri Blakinger, Rolling Stone, 5 June 2022 And yet, given the urgency of Li's warnings, the State Council's policy response is curiously modest. Grady Mcgregor And Clay Chandler, Fortune, 3 June 2022 The backlot area had been peppered with multiple food and drink options, but there was curiously not a scrap of food within easy access of the Beverly Hilton exhibition tent. Deborah Vankinstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2022 And yet, there’s no denying that the iMessage feature set is curiously limited when compared to a range of rival chat platforms. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 31 May 2022 Horsegirl was a low-key delight, with deadpan and quizzical indie rock that didn’t seem wedded to song structure, piling on Sonic Youth guitars and cruising curiously to the next thing rather than circling back in the typical manner. Marc Hirsh,, 30 May 2022 Tuesday night, curiously, a similar scene unfolded in Dallas. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 May 2022 Charlo then buckled Castaño’s knees with a huge left hand in the seventh, but Charlo curiously didn’t move in to pursue a finish. Greg Beacham, ajc, 15 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of curiously

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jun 2022

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“Curiously.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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