Definition of "sinuous" [sin•u•ous]

  • Characterized by many curves or turns; winding: a sinuous stream. (adjective)
  • Characterized by supple and lithe movements: the sinuous grace of a dancer. (adjective)
  • Not direct; devious. (adjective)
  • Sinuate: a sinuous leaf. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sinuous" in a sentence
  • "This collection takes the somatic marks of classicism: the curved, the leg, the serigraphy on the crystals and changes them in sinuous shapes, gentle and modern, joining them to perfection."
  • "Or how about neon that followed the contours of natural objects, such as trees or rocks, in sinuous organic shapes, as part of the Queen's garden?"
  • "Wreathed attractively in sinuous tendrils of aromatic smoke we discussed the infringement of property rights, the misrepresentation of passive smoking and the bovine passivity of the nation confronted with this outrage."