Definition of curiously in English:

curiously

adverb

  • 1In a way that shows eagerness to know or learn something.

    ‘neighbours peered curiously through windows at me’
    • ‘I peered curiously out the window, wondering who on earth would knock on my door.’
    • ‘What's his real name?" I inquired curiously.’
    • ‘They linger, gazing curiously at the portraits and asking questions.’
    • ‘"How's that going?" Leonard asked curiously, his voice tainted with bitterness.’
    • ‘"Girlfriend?" I asked curiously, perhaps a little too worriedly.’
    • ‘She studied it scientifically, then calmly wrenched off the lid and stared curiously at the thick red liquid inside.’
    • ‘The wizard said nothing, merely looked curiously at him.’
    • ‘My sister curiously inquired a few hours later why Mom was locked up in her room, crying, but I wouldn't tell her.’
    • ‘A trio of cats gazed up at her, curiously eyeing her approach with heads tilted one way or another.’
    • ‘Curiously, she looked at the card, and saw a name that was not familiar to her.’
  • 2In a strange and unusual way.

    ‘the sentence is curiously worded’
    sentence adverb ‘curiously, I find snooker riveting’
    • ‘The single burned match has a curiously forlorn feeling.’
    • ‘The stone cages have a curiously sensual, primeval quality, like the ancient dry stone walls in fields.’
    • ‘Curiously, for a building of such importance, the parliamentary campus has a limited presence on the Royal Mile.’
    • ‘Curiously, in a region of perpetual sunshine, the developers have made no push toward exploitation of solar energy.’
    • ‘There has been precious little international protest about all this; UNESCO remains curiously quiet.’
    • ‘Curiously, the only creatures that are clearly confined in a cage are humans.’
    • ‘The same pink ribbon is twisted around and through the hair, framing Venus's curiously masklike face.’
    • ‘They are completely charmed by his innocence, yet contact with the child curiously produces havoc.’
    • ‘Curiously, there is no internal stair.’
    • ‘And curiously, it's the cold which helps the process of waking up for Spring.’

Pronunciation

curiously

/ˈkjʊərɪəsli/