Definitions for sensuousˈsɛn ʃu əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sen•su•ous*ˈsɛn ʃu əs(adj.)

  1. perceived by or affecting the senses.

  2. readily affected through the senses:

    a sensuous temperament.

  3. of or pertaining to sensible objects or to the senses.

* Syn: See sensual.

Origin of sensuous:

1630–40; < L sēnsu(s)sense+ -ous

sen′su•ous•ness-ˈɒs ɪ ti(n.)

sen`su•os′i•ty-ˈɒs ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sensuous(adj)

    taking delight in beauty

    "the sensuous joy from all things fair"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sensuous(adjective)ˈsɛn ʃu əs

    physically pleasurable, or relating to physical pleasures

    a sensuous woman


  1. sensuous(Adjective)

    Appealing to the senses, or to sensual gratification.

  2. sensuous(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the senses; sensory.

  3. Origin: From + English -ous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sensuous(adj)

    of or pertaining to the senses, or sensible objects; addressing the senses; suggesting pictures or images of sense

  2. Sensuous(adj)

    highly susceptible to influence through the senses


  1. Sensuous

    Sensuous is the 2006-2007 release by Japanese musician Cornelius. It was released in the United States by Everloving Records.

Translations for sensuous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


affecting the senses pleasantly

Her sculptures have a sensuous quality.

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