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curvaceous

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Pronunciation: /kəːˈveɪʃəs
 
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Definition of curvaceous in English:

adjective

(Especially of a woman or a woman’s figure) having an attractively curved shape: a curvaceous young woman Stephanie’s body became curvaceous and beautifully toned
More example sentences
  • Mexico exports Damiana Liquor, which is quite scrumptious and packaged in a bottle shaped like a curvaceous Goddess.
  • He was tall, blond, handsome and muscular and his wife was curvaceous and very sexy.
  • In the far corner of the room, seated at the bar, was her wizard, speaking with a young curvaceous woman with long violet hair.
Synonyms
shapely, voluptuous, sexy, full-figured, rounded, buxom, full-bosomed, bosomy, Junoesque, Rubensesque, opulent;
cuddly
informal hot, curvy, well endowed, pneumatic, stacked, well upholstered, busty, chesty
archaic comely

Derivatives

curvaceously

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • The guitars and drums and samples and vocals gently twist and unfurl, billowing curvaceously like a sheet on a washing line.
  • The Frazetta style - those sinewy muscular, brutish male figures; the curvaceously big-thighed women; the hulking beasts and colorfully roiling skies - became an inexorable part of fantasy illustration.
  • And perhaps most entertaining is the opus of the pub dwellers, ‘The Landlord's Daughter ‘- a picture perfect description of Britt Ekland's curvaceously troublesome character, it is recommended for a great laugh.’

curvaceousness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Campion emphasises Winslet's curvaceousness as she appears goddess-like and shimmering to Waters in the desert.
  • In classical Greece and Rome, female curvaceousness was unattractive.
  • In fact, except for a patina of age that has added a touch of romanticism to its sleek, Brassai-set curvaceousness, Odeon looks exactly the way it did when it introduced its country salad, cassoulet, steak frites, and lemon tart.

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