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 (kyo͝or′ē-ō′sə, -zə)
Books or other writings dealing with unusual, especially pornographic, topics.

[New Latin cūriōsa, neuter pl. of Latin cūriōsus, inquisitive; see curious.]


n (functioning as plural)
1. (Antiques) curiosities
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) books on strange subjects, esp erotica
[New Latin: from Latin cūriōsus curious]


(ˌkyʊər iˈoʊ sə)
books, pamphlets, etc., dealing with unusual or pornographic subjects.
[1880–85; < Latin, neuter pl. of cūriōsus careful, inquisitive. See curious]


a collection of oddities and rarities, especially books, often pornographic.
See also: Collections and Collecting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curiosa - books on strange or unusual subjects (especially erotica)
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
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E difficile spiegare appieno questa curiosa metanoia manzoniana.
Y porque creo que si me representa, es una ratoncita curiosa, detective.
Inclui tambem fotos do proprio detetive (5) e uma curiosa passagem em que ela vai ao Louvre ver um de seus quadros favoritos e fica la intencionalmente por horas, de pe, diante do quadro, obrigando-o a admirar a obra tambem.
Deteriore vero nota: superstitiosa, haeretica, curiosa, vana et perierga omnia, a quibus sancti iubent prorsus non solum abstinendum sed et abhorrendum.
En el camino le interrumpe algo que podria ser una imagen curiosa, y se pregunta a si mismo: "?
24) No livro de Scott, de forma surpreendente e bastante curiosa, os viloes e bandoleiros quase anonimos sao figuras muitissimo mais proeminentes que o suposto heroi que da titulo ao romance.
July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 25,000 Floridians braved the heat to see the kick off of the Curiosa Festival 2004 in West Palm Beach on Saturday, July 24th and in Tampa on Sunday, July 25th.
A long-time fan, the former boss of Creation Records steps in as the band get ready to tour with The Cure on their Curiosa tour of the US this summer.
The bride's cake, a four-tiered round white cake with white icing, was decorated with brushed embroidery and fresh lavender curiosa roses.
Mogwai, currently touring North America as part of the Cure's Curiosa Festival, plan to release an album of BBC sessions featuring tracks the band made for John Peel and Steve Lamacq's Radio One shows.
4) El veto impuesto a Carilda hace pensar en la tambien forzada prohibicion que peso sobre Sor Juana y en la curiosa coincidencia de que al ser silenciadas, ambas continuaran escribiendo para si mismas.
Starting the year with March as in the original Roman calendar (MZerger, "Calendar Curiosa," WW 96-176) and using the year as a metaphor for a lifetime as in "September Song," the last 3 months are January, February, and Obituary.