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adjective curious pronunciation in British English /ˈkjʊəriəs/
  1. 1
    someone who is curious wants to find out about something
    I didn’t mean to pry. I’m just curious. That’s all.
    curious about: Children are curious about animals and how they live.
    curious to see/hear/know something: People were curious to know why the accident happened.
    1. a.
      used about someones expression
      a curious look/glance: She shot him a quick, curious look.
  2. 2
    unusual and interesting
    a set of curious kitchen implements
    He felt a curious mixture of happiness and fear.
    it is curious that: It is rather curious that you’ve never mentioned this before.


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