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Meaning of CURIO

Pronunciation:  'kyûree`ow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
 

CURIO is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: curiosity, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity
 
 See Also: collector's item, piece de resistance, showpiece, stuff, sundries, sundry, whatchamacallit, whatsis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cu"ri*o\ (k?"r?-?), n.; pl. {Curios} (-?z). [Abbreviation
of curiosity.]
Any curiosity or article of virtu.



   The busy world, which does not hunt poets as collectors
   hunt for curios.                            --F. Harrison.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, abnormality, anomaly, bagatelle, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit, brass farthing, button, cent, conversation piece, curiosity, exception, farce, farthing, feather, fig, fleabite, folderol, fribble, frippery, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, hair, halfpenny, hill of beans, improbability, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, minikin, mockery, molehill, museum piece, nonesuch, oddity, peppercorn, picayune, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pretty-pretty, prodigiosity, prodigy, rap, rarity, red cent, row of pins, rush, shit, snap, sneeshing, sou, strange thing, straw, toy, trifle, trinket, triviality, tuppence, two cents, twopence, whatnot, whim-wham
 

 

 

 

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