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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.
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Noun1.sinuousness - having curves; "he hated the sinuosity of mountain roads"
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
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It opens with a magnificent sculpture, Ahmed Abdel Wahab's standing figure Key of Life, 1987/2014, which draws both from ancient Egyptian motifs and the sinuousness of modernist sculpture, though overall the show focuses mainly on painting, from early beaux-arts depictions of typical Arab landscapes, such as Youssef Kamel's A View from the Citadel, painted in Egypt in 1921, to abstractions from the 1960s and '70s, such as by Lebanese painter Saloua Raouda Choucair or, with a more Pop palette, Mohammed Melehi from Morocco.
The curves that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean, and on the body of the beloved woman.
I think Philip was really interested in the idea of femininity in the lines and a sinuousness in the arches.
Instead of names of items, the title of each section presents what the item stands for: "Elegance," "Sinuousness," "Grace," "Poise," "Extravagance," etc., all under the larger rubric of "BEAUTY" (the first among 10 big ideas).
The feminine sinuousness of Zhang's lotus interprets Zhou's allusions to the lotus' "unaffected grace" and its freedom from the excrescences of "vine and branch."