curiously vs interrogatively what difference

what is difference between curiously and interrogatively

English

Etymology

From Middle English curiusly, curyously, curiosly, curiouseliche, curyouslyche, equivalent to curious +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkjɝi.əsli/, /ˈkjʊɹi.əsli/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkjʊəɹi.əsli/, /ˈkjɔːɹi.əsli/
  • Hyphenation: cu‧ri‧ous‧ly

Adverb

curiously (comparative more curiously, superlative most curiously)

  1. In a curious manner; with curiosity; inquisitively.
    The children peeped curiously into the attic room.
  2. Oddly; in a strange or unexpected way.
    Curiously, when I arrived home, the front door was standing ajar.

Translations



English

Etymology

interrogative +‎ -ly

Adverb

interrogatively

  1. In an interrogative manner; by means of a question.

Translations

References

  • interrogatively in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • interrogatively in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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