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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 ?
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.
Once it fell about the short neck of Horta, the boar, and his mad lunge for freedom toppled Tarzan from the overhanging limb where he had lain in wait and from whence he had launched his sinuous coil.
The hills are wooded, the course of the ravine is sinuous.
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.
One day when he sat on a stone in front of his cave, and gazed calmly into the distance--one there gazeth out on the sea, and away beyond sinuous abysses,--then went his animals thoughtfully round about him, and at last set themselves in front of him.
A sinuous trunk undulated toward him, touching his brown hide in a half caress.
Even the Ape-man lacked that inward sinuous curve of the back which makes the human figure so graceful.
His hand was reaching upward for the stern when I saw a sleek, sinuous body shoot from the depths below.
Several minutes passed, and, just as abruptly the apparition reappeared--not alone the head this time, but the entire sinuous form as it glided into the room and came to rest in the middle of the floor.
Low growls vibrated his heavy jowls and his great rage transmitted to his sinuous tail a sharp, whiplike motion; but realizing from past experience the futility of long distance argument with the ape-man, he turned presently and struck off into the tangled vegetation which hid him from the view of his tormentor.
Avoiding the obstructions gave it the sinuous movement of a serpent.
You have noticed, of course, the peculiar sinuous way in which Lady Arabella moves--well, I feel certain that the white thing that I saw in the wood was the mistress of Diana's Grove