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n. pl. sin·u·os·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being sinuous.
2. A bending or curving shape or movement.


(ˌsɪnjʊˈɒsɪtɪ) or less commonly


n, pl -osities or -ations
1. the quality of being sinuous
2. a turn, curve, or intricacy


(ˌsɪn yuˈɒs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a curve, bend, or turn.
2. the state or condition of being sinuous.
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Noun1.sinuosity - having curves; "he hated the sinuosity of mountain roads"
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes


[ˌsɪnjʊˈɒsɪtɪ] Nsinuosidad f


n (liter)Schlangenbewegungen pl; (of river)Windungen pl; (fig)Gewundenheit f
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So the Detective followed the Clew a whole year through a thousand sinuosities, and at last found himself in the office of the Morgue.
with all its dips, spurs, angles, variations and sinuosities, and
The new moon illumined part of the sky and a mist hovered like a veil over the sinuosities of the river.
Hence, the doctor preferred not to force the dilation, and so adroitly followed the sinuosities of a pretty sharply-inclined plane, and swept very close to the villages of Thembo and Tura-Wels.
There was nothing to look at besides but a bare coast, the mud dy edge of the brown plain with the sinuosities of the river you had left, traced in dull green, and the Great Pagoda uprising lonely and massive with shining curves and pinnacles like the gorgeous and stony efflorescence of tropical rocks.
The risks have become omnipresent, taking the form of all the sinuosities of the management of daily life, although perhaps de-substantiated from their causal threats.
The artists, who are actually familiar with their colleagues' work and the leading artistic trends, exhibit at the highest level, creating a kind of multiple composition, a sort of orchestra whose instruments express themselves through colours, lights, shadows, reflections, geometries, sinuosities and recurring traits.
That wasn't only because its formidable sinuosities and cascades of metaphor were beyond our gifts or our editors' patience.
My writing is "tight," I hope (Eileen Myles called it "tight" in her blurb for Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films); but I write tightly in order to highlight (by chiaroscuro) the sinuosities of my idiom, its drift and sway.
The story is thus reconstituted on the screen along a melodic visual line that closely follows all the sinuosities of the action.
However, at a crucial and surprising moment in the novel, we learn something about Kant and the moral law, (22) and yet this is on reflection entirely appropriate, because Porno takes place largely on the terrain of the addict and reminds us of the crucial argument that there is a certain starkness, a defining 'moment' in the exercise of the productivities and sinuosities of power, in the clash between the regime of the moral law and the regime of addiction.