curiously vs oddly what difference

what is difference between curiously and oddly

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

From Middle English odly, oddely, equivalent to odd +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑdli/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒdli/
  • Rhymes: -ɒdli

Adverb

oddly (not comparable)

  1. In a peculiar manner; strangely; unusually.
    For December, it was oddly warm.
    Synonyms: queerly, curiously
  2. In a manner measured by an odd number.
    • 1998, Kay Almere Read, Time and Sacrifice in the Aztec Cosmos (page 107)
      The oddly counted lords are always out of sync with at least one other evenly counted cycle. These two strange counts assured that at no single moment could all cycles end at the same time for an extraordinarily long time, for at least one odd count threw off all the even ones.

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