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sensational

adjective sen·sa·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

: causing very great excitement or interest with shocking details

: very excellent or great

: very attractive

Full Definition of SENSATIONAL

1
:  of or relating to sensation or the senses
2
:  arousing or tending to arouse (as by lurid details) a quick, intense, and usually superficial interest, curiosity, or emotional reaction <sensational tabloid news>
3
:  exceedingly or unexpectedly excellent or great <a sensational talent>
sen·sa·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of SENSATIONAL

  1. She looked sensational in her new dress.
  2. <the sensational news story caused a stir, but after a few days everyone forgot about it>

First Known Use of SENSATIONAL

1840

Rhymes with SENSATIONAL

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