curvaceous

adjective
cur·va·ceous | \ˌkər-ˈvā-shəs \
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

Examples of curvaceous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

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, refinery29.com, "I'm Latinx — & I'm Fed Up With Being Called "Exotic"," 24 May 2018 Motorcyclists as well love the road's curvaceous beauty. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Speeders use this winding Sacramento road as a commute cut-through. Residents are furious. | The Sacramento Bee," 7 May 2018 Volante’s curvaceous decklid, integrating the leather-upholstered tonneau and twin head buttresses, makes the DB11’s heavy haunches and Coke-bottle waist even more explicit. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante: A Six-Figure Car That’s Worth Every Penny," 26 Apr. 2018 Lou Doillon’s hand drawn mugs now nestle near decoupaged dishes and curvaceous pitchers. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "John Derian’s New Store Is Perfectly at Home in Greenwich Village," 1 Apr. 2018 The funny-sounding name of this curvaceous bulb is the key reason to grow it: Ornithogalum longibracteatum makes babies. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "17 of the Best Indoor Plants to Make Your Home Feel Unique," 6 Mar. 2018 Mahdavi kept the zigzag marble floor that the previous artist had created, added globe lamps with copper bases, and installed curvaceous furniture of her own design in the layout of a classic brasserie. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, "India Mahdavi, Virtuoso of Color," 20 Dec. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'curvaceous.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of curvaceous

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about curvaceous

Share curvaceous

Statistics for curvaceous

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for curvaceous

The first known use of curvaceous was circa 1935

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for curvaceous

curvaceous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of curvaceous

of a woman : having an attractively curved body

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on curvaceous

What made you want to look up curvaceous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!