sensational

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adjective sen·sa·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

Definition of sensational

  1. 1 :  of or relating to sensation or the senses

  2. 2 :  arousing or tending to arouse (as by lurid details) a quick, intense, and usually superficial interest, curiosity, or emotional reaction <sensational tabloid news>

  3. 3 :  exceedingly or unexpectedly excellent or great <a sensational talent>

sensationally

adverb

Examples of sensational in a sentence

  1. She looked sensational in her new dress.

  2. <the sensational news story caused a stir, but after a few days everyone forgot about it>

1840

First Known Use of sensational

1840


SENSATIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

sensational

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adjective sen·sa·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

Definition of sensational for English Language Learners

  • : causing very great excitement or interest with shocking details

  • : very excellent or great

  • : very attractive


SENSATIONAL Defined for Kids

sensational

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adjective sen·sa·tion·al \sen-ˈsā-shə-nəl\

Definition of sensational for Students

  1. 1 :  causing or meant to cause great interest <a sensational crime>

  2. 2 :  very or unexpectedly excellent



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