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Definition of "sensuous" [sen•su•ous]

  • Of, relating to, or derived from the senses. (adjective)
  • Appealing to or gratifying the senses. (adjective)
  • Readily affected through the senses. (adjective)
  • Highly appreciative of the pleasures of sensation. (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 "sensuous" in a sentence
  • "His next task: Hone his unique vibe, which he characterizes as sensuous and seductive - with additional influences from popular music, rhythm-and-blues and alternative rock."
  • "The realm of the sensuous is the realm of individual things in space and time."
  • "They might almost have been called sensuous, but this was not a man whose demeanor spoke of such things."