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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curvaceousness noun

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Examples of curvaceous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This also means that induction cooktops won’t work well for curvaceous cookware, like, say, your favorite wok. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 22 June 2021 Its sweeping, postmodernist, baroque storefront on Connecticut Avenue was the curvaceous figurehead for that block of Washington’s glamaroad. Washington Post, 21 June 2021 Peppered amid hibiscus plants, Tahitian gardenias, banyan trees and countless palm varieties is a world-class art collection, including seven curvaceous, body-celebrating bronze pieces from Fernando Botero. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Likely at the request of Jackson, the Cobra’s curvaceous fiberglass body sports a gleaming Yankee Blue finish with red fender stripes. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 13 May 2021 Every single table seemed to have ordered the rigatoni, which was hardly the pink glop of your average red-sauce place—these noodles were dense, curvaceous, bathed in cream laced with tomato and just a whisper of heat. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 19 May 2021 Or give your mom a slim watch with a curvaceous link bracelet to show time is always on her side. Tanya Dukes, Town & Country, 4 May 2021 While filming in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood earlier in April, a fan had snapped a photo of his curvaceous behind. Anna Chan, Billboard, 22 Apr. 2021 In the center is a curvaceous sculptural shell—stainless steel on the outside and wood on the inside—that encompasses the bank’s main conference room. A.j. Goldmann, WSJ, 24 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of curvaceous

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of curvaceous was circa 1935

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12 Jul 2021

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“Curvaceous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of curvaceous

of a woman : having an attractively curved body

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