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.
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.
- 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
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How to use sensuously in a sentence
Palpable yet dreamlike, sensuous yet sometimes disembodied, its language remains clear and lucid, its reasoning intricate, challenging and seductive.Reading Nicole Krauss’s ‘To Be a Man’ feels like talking all night with a brilliant friend | Joan Frank | November 5, 2020 | Washington Post
Accordingly, the man governed preponderately by feelings, or sensuously unstrung, is emancipated and set free by matter.The Aesthetical Essays | Friedrich Schiller
She threw herself on him, kissed him sensuously scores of times, whispered her desire and her affection.The "Genius" | Theodore Dreiser
She had not believed it could seem so beautiful, so magnificent, so sensuously seductive.Joan Thursday | Louis Joseph Vance
Masini's voice was more sensuously beautiful than Fancelli's, and he was more full of conceit.Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday | Henry C. Lahee
It was the sensitive artist nature in him that responded instantly to anything sensuously attractive.Vandover and the Brute | Frank Norris