Definition of sensory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛns(ə)ri/


Relating to sensation or the physical senses; transmitted or perceived by the senses: sensory input
More example sentences
  • It's a total sensory overload; every sense being in a constant state of catch-up.
  • Three-quarters of the way down the list and it starts to add up to physical and sensory overload.
  • The brain fills in so many gaps in its sensory input, so maybe it takes a huge amount of hearing loss to make a real difference to ability.



Example sentences
  • Experiments on children have led to the unsurprising conclusion that those who walk to school have a much more highly developed awareness of their environment than their sensorily deprived classmates dropped by car.
  • I remember in the bad old days when Rock Operas were about the War Of The Worlds, or a messianic cult based on a sensorily deprived pinball player.
  • The focus is on the role of the directly observable: ‘Guiding the patient to becoming more sensorily aware of what his or her body is doing before, at the outset of, during, and after an attack.’


Mid 18th century: from Latin sens- 'perceived' (from the verb sentire) or from the noun sense + -ory2.

Words that rhyme with sensory

dispensary, incensory, ostensory, suspensory

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: sen|sory

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