Definition of voluptuous in English:


Line breaks: vo¦lup¦tu|ous
Pronunciation: /vəˈlʌptjʊəs




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  • With what longing, between the bars of my temperament, do I peer at its bright landscape, how voluptuously sniff at its perfumes of hay and raspberries, of honey-suckle and roast duck, of sun-warmed flesh and nectarines and the sea!
  • She is still a very adjectival writer, quick to assert rather than demonstrate, and thus reliant on basic verbs to prop up her voluptuously visual descriptions.
  • The winner will enjoy the room for the evening, which will be voluptuously decorated by local artists with roses, champagne and chocolates.


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  • She had a smile that could light up a street full of people and was extremely lively, had a particular type of voluptuousness - a Rodin sculpture come to life. She reminded me of a libertine heroine. She was just my type.
  • She had a 40s voluptuousness that fit the role perfectly.
  • His works are known for a certain voluptuousness and ripe sensuality, his figures lacking much of the grace and elegance of earlier bijin prints, but emphasizing in their place worldliness and a less disguised or mediated sexuality.


late Middle English: from Old French voluptueux or Latin voluptuosus, from voluptas 'pleasure'.

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