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

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curvy, pneumatic, shapely

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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 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of curvaceous

of a woman : having an attractively curved body

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