sinuous


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sin·u·ous

 (sĭn′yo͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Characterized by many curves or turns; winding: a sinuous stream.
2. Characterized by supple and lithe movements: the sinuous grace of a dancer.
3. Sinuate: a sinuous leaf.

[From Latin sinuōsus, from sinus, curve.]

sin′u·ous·ly adv.
sin′u·ous·ness n.

sinuous

(ˈsɪnjʊəs)
adj
1. full of turns or curves; intricate
2. devious; not straightforward
3. supple; lithe
Also: sinuate
[C16: from Latin sinuōsus winding, from sinus a curve]
ˈsinuously adv
ˈsinuousness n

sin•u•ous

(ˈsɪn yu əs)

adj.
1. having many curves or turns; winding: a sinuous path.
2. characterized by graceful curving motions: a sinuous dance.
3. Bot. sinuate, as a leaf.
[1570–80; < Latin sinuōsus. See sinus, -ous]
sin′u•ous•ly, adv.
sin′u•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sinuous - curved or curving in and out; "wiggly lines"
curved, curving - having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; "the curved tusks of a walrus"; "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"

sinuous

adjective (Literary)
1. supple, flexible, lithe, graceful, agile, slinky, limber, pliable, pliant, lissom(e), loose-jointed, loose-limbed the sinuous approach of a snake
2. curving, winding, meandering, crooked, coiling, tortuous, undulating, serpentine, curvy, lithe, twisty, mazy I drove along sinuous mountain roads.

sinuous

adjective
Repeatedly curving in alternate directions:
Translations

sinuous

[ˈsɪnjʊəs] ADJ (gen) → sinuoso; [road] → serpenteante, con muchos rodeos

sinuous

[ˈsɪnjʊəs] adj
[movement, walk, grace] → sinueux/euse
[road, river] → sinueux/euse

sinuous

adj (lit, fig)gewunden; motion of snakeschlängelnd attr; dancing etcgeschmeidig, schlangenartig; the river follows a sinuous course through the treesder Fluss windet sich or schlängelt sich zwischen den Bäumen hindurch

sinuous

[ˈsɪnjʊəs] adj (course, route) → sinuoso/a, tortuoso/a; (dance, movement) → flessuoso/a

sinuous

a. sinuoso-a, ondulado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps the rapidity of the changes from one of these paces to the other created an optical illusion, which might thus magnify the powers of the beast; for it is certain that Heyward, who possessed a true eye for the merits of a horse, was unable, with his utmost ingenuity, to decide by what sort of movement his pursuer worked his sinuous way on his footsteps with such persevering hardihood.
Presently the hide-and-seek frolicking began, and Tom and Becky engaged in it with zeal until the exertion began to grow a trifle wearisome; then they wandered down a sinuous avenue holding their candles aloft and reading the tangled web-work of names, dates, post-office addresses, and mottoes with which the rocky walls had been frescoed (in candle-smoke).
At once came forth whatever creeps the ground, Insect or Worme; those wav'd thir limber fans For wings, and smallest Lineaments exact In all the Liveries dect of Summers pride With spots of Gold and Purple, azure and green: These as a line thir long dimension drew, Streaking the ground with sinuous trace; not all Minims of Nature; some of Serpent kinde Wondrous in length and corpulence involv'd Thir Snakie foulds, and added wings.
The place was filled with creeping, crawling things; cold, sinuous bodies passed over me when I lay down, and in the darkness I occasionally caught glimpses of gleaming, fiery eyes, fixed in horrible intentness upon me.
A sinuous trunk undulated toward him, touching his brown hide in a half caress.
The next instant, with a sinuous dive he swept under Harker's arm, ere his blow could fall, and grasping a handful of the money from the floor, dashed across the room, threw himself at the window.
Even the Ape-man lacked that inward sinuous curve of the back which makes the human figure so graceful.
Subsequently a peculiar luminous and sinuous mark- ing appeared on the unillumined half of the inner planet, and almost simultaneously a faint dark mark of a similar sinuous character was detected upon a photograph of the Martian disk.
Avoiding the obstructions gave it the sinuous movement of a serpent.
Hundreds of barrowsful of earth amalgamated with pebbles, and rounded into cones, with sinuous.
She was clad in some kind of soft white stuff, which clung close to her form, showing to the full every movement of her sinuous figure.
Once a dark, clumsy tapir stared at us from a gap in the bushes, and then lumbered away through the forest; once, too, the yellow, sinuous form of a great puma whisked amid the brushwood, and its green, baleful eyes glared hatred at us over its tawny shoulder.