cur·​va·​ceous | \ ˌkər-ˈvā-shəs How to pronounce curvaceous (audio) \
variants: or less commonly curvacious

Definition of curvaceous

: having or suggesting the curves of a well-proportioned feminine figure a curvaceous actress broadly : having a smoothly curving shape a curvaceous coastline

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Synonyms for curvaceous


curvy, pneumatic, shapely

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In addition to the Greenway’s beautiful welds and curvaceous rear triangle, every part that goes onto it is chosen by you, Weird Science-style. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Road Bikes for Every Cyclist," 8 May 2019 Outside, curvaceous trees laden with pinkish-white flowers sway in the wind. Sharmila Mukherjee, The Seattle Times, "SAM’s ‘Peacock in the Desert’ opens the doors of our perception to the marvelous," 2 Jan. 2019 At the Governors Awards, Lupita Nyong’o (in Tom Ford) and Rosamund Pike (in Givenchy) gave a nod to the jazz age with fluttery sleeves and curvaceous shimmer. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of November 26, 2018," 26 Nov. 2018 Milan’s bistRO Aimo e Nadia stands out with its fantastical wallpapers and curvaceous chairs. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "11 Colorful Home Gift Ideas for the Design Lover Who Has Everything," 16 Nov. 2018 Freycinet National Park in the Australian island state of Tasmania is known for its rugged sea line that hugs a handful of curvaceous bays. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Curvy glass cabins bring design to nature," 13 July 2018 Designed to resemble a curvaceous Volkswagen microbus, Hot Dog Bus is a piece of mobile art that was commissioned by the New York City Public Art Fund from Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "We have some questions about this blobby yellow bus that dispenses free hot dogs," 11 July 2018 The home’s exterior, a curvaceous shell of vertical redwood planks, is eye-catching and novel, and its interior layout matches that intriguing preview. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Coolest homes: 10 unique modern homes featured on azcentral," 21 June 2018 Like many Latinxs, Luna Diaz, a 21-year-old retail associate in New York, had to learn how to navigate her identity beyond the stereotype portrayed in TV and film — of the cishet, curvaceous woman with dark features and a broken accent. Kelsey Castañon,, "I'm Latinx — & I'm Fed Up With Being Called "Exotic"," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of curvaceous

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of curvaceous

of a woman : having an attractively curved body

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