sen·​so·​ri·​al sen-ˈsȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce sensorial (audio)
sensorially adverb
or less commonly sensorily

Examples of sensorial in a Sentence

the art installation combines light and sound effects to create a unique sensorial experience
Recent Examples on the Web These parallel experiences converge in a sensorial examination of Los Angeles built from a lyrically edited barrage of moments. Carlos Aguilar, Variety, 16 Nov. 2023 Everything will be brought to life in a innovative way through the use of technology — from video animation, light projection and AI to Pepper's ghost, an illusion technique — to create an immersive sensorial experience. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 With a menu composed of fine-dining riffs on foods that shaped him, Tatiana is an edible, sensorial autobiography that alludes to New Orleans, Jamaica, and Africa. Liza Weisstuch, Robb Report, 4 Nov. 2023 On the upper deck is a spa with a dedicated treatment area, sauna and sensorial shower. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 27 Oct. 2023 Enter Santa Monica spa Surya and you’re immediately transported with a sensorial overload: the spicy scent of turmeric, the soft sound of chanting, and the sweet taste of banana bread offered upon arrival. Monica Corcoran Harel, Travel + Leisure, 16 Oct. 2023 This allows an entirely realistic merging of physical and virtual experience from both visual and sensorial perspectives. Dmytro Kornilov, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Now Freeman has turned his attention to creating an ultra-intimate café experience in a temporary space in West Hollywood with a several-course tasting menu — a sensorial deep dive into all parts of the coffee plant, rare beans and precise brewing techniques. Julie Wolfson, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2023 There's a large part of luxury skin care, in particular, that has to do with the sensorial experience of ritual. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sensorial was in 1742

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Cite this Entry

“Sensorial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


sen·​so·​ri·​al sen-ˈsōr-ē-əl, -ˈsȯr- How to pronounce sensorial (audio)
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