[ sen-shoo-uhs-lee ]

  1. in a way that gratifies or delights the senses:The still life drips sensuously with color, life, and stylistic innovation.We swooned over the sensuously edible little Nantucket bay scallops, seared but nearly raw, and topped with thin garlic coins.

  2. in a way that affects or can be perceived by the senses:An ideal exists outside peoples’ consciousness, unrelated to the external, sensuously perceptible world.

Origin of sensuously


Other words from sensuously

  • an·ti·sen·su·ous·ly, adverb
  • hy·per·sen·su·ous·ly, adverb
  • non·sen·su·ous·ly, adverb
  • sub·sen·su·ous·ly, adverb
  • su·per·sen·su·ous·ly, adverb
  • un·sen·su·ous·ly, adverb

Words Nearby sensuously Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sensuously in a sentence

  • It was the sensitive artist nature in him that responded instantly to anything sensuously attractive.

    Vandover and the Brute | Frank Norris