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a. Relating to or involving gratification of the senses: sensuous enjoyment; sensuous music.
b. Sexually attractive.
2. Relating to or affecting the senses; sensory: direct, sensuous experience of the world.

sen′su·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē), sen′su·ous·ness (-əs-nĭs) n.
sen′su·ous·ly adv.
Synonyms: sensuous, sensual, luxurious, voluptuous
These adjectives mean of, given to, or furnishing satisfaction of the senses. Sensuous usually applies to the senses involved in aesthetic enjoyment, as of art or music: "The sensuous joy from all things fair / His strenuous bent of soul repressed" (John Greenleaf Whittier).
Sensual more often applies to the physical senses or appetites, particularly those associated with sexual pleasure: "Of music Dr. Johnson used to say that it was the only sensual pleasure without vice" (William Seward).
Luxurious suggests a surrender to physical comfort leading to a delightful feeling of well-being: They stayed in a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs. Voluptuous principally implies abandoning oneself to pleasures, especially sensual pleasures: "Lucullus ... returned to Rome to lounge away the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence" (J.A. Froude).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sensuously - with aesthetic gratification or delight; "sensuously delighting in the wine and food"
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[ˈsensjʊəslɪ] ADVsensualmente, con sensualidad


[ˈsɛnʃʊəsli] advsensuellement
sensuously perfumed → au parfum sensuel


(ˈsenʃuəs) adjective
affecting the senses pleasantly. Her sculptures have a sensuous quality.
ˈsensuously adverb
References in classic literature ?
I don't mean one can't reside--for a great many people manage that; but one can't live aesthetically--I may almost venture to say, sensuously.
Moreover, his affection itself was less fire than radiance, and, with regard to the other sex, when he ceased to believe he ceased to follow: contrasting in this with many impressionable natures, who remain sensuously infatuated with what they intellectually despise.
He stood erect, seeing wide-eyed the secrecy of the scene and sensuously inhaling the warm, sweet breath of the canyon-garden through nostrils that dilated and quivered with delight.
From the side, the sleek and sensuously sculpted volumes are complemented by fine technical details such as the head lamps, tail lamps and directional spoked wheels.
From the side, the sleek and sensuously sculpted volumes are complimented by fine technical details such as the head lamps, tail lamps and directional spoked wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA is distinguished with its sporty proportions and powerful, dynamic design idiom characterised by sensuously rounded contours.
The adjoining family room is furnished with hot-pink bucket chairs and sensuously serpentine white leather sofas.
Sumptuously and sensuously described, the period comes to life in Hachtel's tale.
In "Guie' yaase"' the poem that gives the collection its title, that tapestry is sensuously evoked: a girl's laughter rises past a "bare branch" amidst black and golden leaves that "will tell her how many loves she'll have," each leaf symbolizing a "mark of desire" ("Black Flower").
Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (France, 1939; Pan Books, 1975) My number one favourite and the book I would take to that desert island; a celebration of the beauty of Earth and the glories of life, sensuously written from the acutely observant perspective of a pioneer aviator who was also author of The Little Prince and is one of the 20th Century's most romantic figures.
Since 1901, Kao's Jergens moisturizers have been dedicated to helping women of all ages achieve soft, smooth and sensuously gorgeous skin.
Benis's project, which she hopes will ultimately become a commercial cookbook, weaves personal stories of oppression, Soviet culture, resilience, and salvation with recipesdishes that sensuously brings to life the experience of a Jew born and raised in Soviet Russia.