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sinuous

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adjective sin·u·ous \ˈsin-yə-wəs, -yü-əs\

Simple Definition of sinuous

  • : having many twists and turns

  • : moving and bending in a smooth and attractive way

Full Definition of sinuous

  1. 1a :  of a serpentine or wavy form :  windingb :  marked by strong lithe movements

  2. 2 :  intricate, complex

sin·u·ous·ly adverb
sin·u·ous·ness noun

Examples of sinuous

  1. She moved with sinuous grace.

  2. <the river flowed in a sinuous path through the lush valley>



Origin of sinuous

Latin sinuosus, from sinus


First Known Use: 1578


SINUOUS Defined for Kids

sinuous

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adjective sin·u·ous \ˈsin-yə-wəs\

Definition of sinuous

  1. :  having a wavy or winding form





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