how to pronounce curious


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curious is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of curious in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… of them are you curious why I'm wearing …”

meanings of curious


  1. Containing or pertaining to trivalent curium.
  2. Tending to ask questions, or to want to explore or investigate; inquisitive; (with a negative connotation) nosy, prying.
  3. Careful, fastidious, particular; demanding a high standard of excellence, difficult to satisfy.
  4. Carefully or artfully constructed; made with great elegance or skill.
  5. Caused by curiosity.
  6. Leading one to ask questions about; somewhat odd, out of the ordinary, or unusual.

curious frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word curious occurs in english on average 32.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics curious can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that curious can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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