Definition of curiosa in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkyo͝orēˈōsə/ Pronunciation: /-ˈōzə/

plural noun

Curiosities, especially erotic or pornographic books or articles.
Example sentences
  • 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).

Words that rhyme with curiosa

anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, Formosa, grocer, samosa, Via Dolorosa

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Syllabification: cu·ri·o·sa

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