any unusual article, object of art, etc., valued as a curiosity.
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How to use curio in a sentence
Originally only available for those who made the pilgrimage to Sai Anantam Ashram, it’s since become a beloved curio on the Internet, uploaded often to YouTube and garnering millions of views.Alice Coltrane is finally heralded as a jazz great. A new reissue doesn’t do her justice. | Andy Beta | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Brian Shuster is also developing a VR-friendly web browser known as curio.Welcome to Oculus XXX: In-Your-Face 3D is the Future of Porn | Aurora Snow | October 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Wigs on the Green provides a lesson in something other than style and is something more than a curio.
There must be at least twenty-five dollars' worth of pure gold in that slug if there's a penny—let alone its curio value.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
But what was my amazement, as the light fell upon the face of him who bore it, to see not curio but Isaac.Aurelian | William Ware
There is much haggling over the price of a curio, and but little chance of a bargain.Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska | Charles Warren Stoddard
Then her lantern sought out a curio cabinet, of glass sides and gilded frame, standing in a corner.To Him That Hath | Leroy Scott
As he passed the drawing-room door he saw Kate bending in front of the open curio cabinet.To Him That Hath | Leroy Scott
British Dictionary definitions for curio
a small article valued as a collector's item, esp something fascinating or unusual
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