sen·​so·​ri·​al | \ sen-ˈsȯr-ē-əl \

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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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While the formula doesn't feature the kind of plush, rich texture I'm used to from ultra-nourishing creams, it more than makes up for the lack of sensorial experience with its restorative properties. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "This Drugstore Baby Product Keeps My Skin Moisturized All Winter Long," 13 Dec. 2018 On a sensorial note, there's something about that banana smell that conjures notions of warm weather and childhood comforts. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "Banana Is Officially Having a Moment in Skin Care," 3 Aug. 2018 Then there's the formula, an interactive sensorial experience that highlights silky textures and decadent scents. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "La Prairie Proves That Skin Care Is A Work Of Art," 16 June 2017 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

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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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