Definition of curiosa in English:


Syllabification: cu·ri·o·sa
Pronunciation: /ˌkyo͝orēˈōsə, -ˈōzə


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

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