Definition of voluptuous
1a : suggesting sensual pleasure by fullness and beauty of form voluptuous nudesb : full of delight or pleasure to the senses : conducive to or arising from sensuous or sensual gratification : luxurious a voluptuous dance voluptuous ornamentation a voluptuous wine
2 : given to or spent in enjoyment of luxury, pleasure, or sensual gratifications a long and voluptuous holiday — Edmund Wilson
Examples of voluptuous in a Sentence
the voluptuous richness of the music
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Origin and Etymology of voluptuous
Middle English, from Latin voluptuosus, irregular from voluptas pleasure, from volup pleasurable; akin to Greek elpesthai to hope, Latin velle to wish — more at will
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of voluptuous
VOLUPTUOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of voluptuous for English Language Learners
of a woman : very attractive because of having large hips and breasts
: giving pleasure to the senses
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