sen·​so·​ri·​al | \sen-ˈsȯr-ē-əl \

Definition of sensorial 

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sensorially \ sen-​ˈsȯr-​ē-​ə-​lē \ or less commonly sensorily \ sen-​ˈsȯr-​ə-​lē \ adverb

Examples of sensorial in a Sentence

the art installation combines light and sound effects to create a unique sensorial experience

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Naturally, the gala was a sensorial feast of Franco–Middle Eastern culture. Vogue, "American Friends of the Louvre Hosts Its Annual Spring Gala Celebrating the Louvre Abu Dhabi," 2 May 2018 Now a new wave of mint shampoos is tapping into the curative powers of the herb—and other superfoods—to create tingly, highly sensorial formulas targeted to every hair-detox need. Kari Molvar, Vogue, "The Supercharged Detox Ingredient That’s Missing From Your Shampoo," 14 June 2018 Five Senses - Explore Buenos Aires in a sensorial way. Maita Barrenechea, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to South America," 5 Oct. 2016 Floors built from polished concrete and bejuco wood are meant to give a more sensorial feel to the space. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "New art gallery looks like an otherworldly treehouse," 4 May 2018 Devout believers agree that the steam from a hot shower amplifies the fruit’s olfactory elements, leading to a more sensorial, tasty, if slightly inconvenient orange-eating experience. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "This Beautiful French Perfume Smells Like Fresh Oranges and Life," 26 Mar. 2018 An ephemeral sight to behold and a deeply sensorial experience, take the time to enjoy the fragrant air of the many blooms on display. Tom Marchant, Harper's BAZAAR, "103 Things to Do, See, Eat and Shop in London," 7 Dec. 2017 Perfume is almost impossible to contain, and the sensorial effect can be really misleading and overwhelming. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Curator Paola Antonelli on Why Red Lipstick and Spanx Belong in MoMA’s New Fashion Exhibition," 6 Oct. 2017 Five Senses - Explore Buenos Aires in a sensorial way. Maita Barrenechea, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to South America," 5 Oct. 2016

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1742, in the meaning defined above

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sen·​so·​ri·​al | \sen-ˈsōr-ē-əl, -ˈsȯr- \

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