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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Recent Examples on the Web The 5000 Town Center building is itself a Southfield icon, standing tall and curvaceous on five acres of green space close to Southfield’s Town Center complex. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "NFL player used to own $1.7M Southfield condo that sits on the 24th floor," 2 May 2020 The previous curvaceous and voluptuous dashboard with the tubular instruments makes way for a less cluttered style with two standard seven-inch TFT screens. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic Shows Real Growth," 15 Apr. 2020 The men are trained to move their hands and hips less and to hold their upper bodies more rigidly; the women, to use more curvaceous, decorative movements for the arms and torso. Marina Harss, New York Times, "Flamenco Dancers Who ‘Move Between Genders’," 17 Mar. 2020 Set at the end of a private driveway, the curvaceous home retains its original hardware, lighting and built-in cabinetry. Los Angeles Times, "Home of the Week: Sherman Oaks home was once a Disney animator’s magic kingdom," 7 Sep. 2019 At almost 19 pounds, the curvaceous kitty can definitely use a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Bosa and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 17 Jan. 2020 Through the years, an angular shape has been celebrated and then a more curvaceous one. National Geographic, "The idea of beauty is always shifting. Today, it’s more inclusive than ever.," 7 Jan. 2020 One living room is coated in pink paint, with a curvaceous multi-armed sconce to match. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "The Year In Real Estate," 27 Dec. 2019 Take, for example, the curvaceous George Nakashima bench opposite the lobby's fireplace, or the circle of chairs by architect John Serodio near the bar. Jaimie Potters, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to Exploring Alentejo, Portugal's Best-Kept Secret," 23 Dec. 2019

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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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“Curvaceous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of curvaceous

of a woman : having an attractively curved body

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