Meaning of curiosa in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkjʊərɪˈəʊsə/

plural noun

  • Curiosities, especially erotic or pornographic books or articles.

    ‘The consideration of exoticism in other composers unearths some interesting curiosa, such as Ernest Fanelli's Tableaux symphoniques; if this work is known of at all, it is thanks to Ravel's 1912 review.’
    • ‘The entire villa is decorated with antiques, curiosa and Bulgariana from the past two centuries.’


Late 19th century from Latin, neuter plural of curiosus (see curious).