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

: having many twists and turns

: moving and bending in a smooth and attractive way

Full Definition of SINUOUS

a :  of a serpentine or wavy form :  winding
b :  marked by strong lithe movements
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


adjective sin·u·ous \ˈsin-yə-wəs\

Definition of SINUOUS for Kids

:  having a wavy or winding form


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