Definition of sinuous in English:


Syllabification: sin·u·ous
Pronunciation: /ˈsinyo͞oəs


1Having many curves and turns: the river follows a sinuous trail through the forest
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  • Monochrome blocks, representing single species planting, undulate in sinuous curves of primary colour reminiscent of Miro or Arp.
  • They offered me a morsel of their rococo scorpion roll, which snaked across a plate in sinuous curves.
  • Beautiful terraced gardens sloped down towards the wide Conwy estuary, with the sea-going river a sinuous curve of silver between gleaming mud banks.
winding, windy, serpentine, curving, twisting, meandering, snaking, zigzag, curling, coiling
1.1Lithe and supple: the sinuous grace of a cat
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  • The two earlier ones are stocky and powerful while the later ones, slender and long-limbed, dance with supple, sinuous grace.
  • He approached the girl, his movement so sinuous, so lithe; Cora wondered that no one else stared.
  • Its design studio has to style cars with the sinuous, feline grace that defines the brand, while making sure new offerings look fresh.


late 16th century: from French sinueux or Latin sinuosus, from sinus 'a bend'.



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  • Some of the girls moved sinuously and gracefully, others, clearly bored, kicked their clothes in the air and caught them nonchalantly as they snapped gum.
  • Potted miniature palms and gilded accents adorned the sinuously curving handrails, just beckoning for a slide down.
  • At one side, a concrete wall curves sinuously away, like the torso of a sleeping woman.


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  • Nearly overnight, the Middle East became synonymous with visions of the gauze-draped, kohl-eyed, veiled sinuousness of the ‘belly’ dance.
  • In this manner the figure loses its proportions and acquires a sinuousness and flexibility suited to the space in which it finds refuge after the various mirrorings.

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