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
Recent Examples of voluptuous from the Web
Also quite stunning is Nancy Higley as Celia, a voluptuous senior citizen who's up for just about anything.
So how to account for his film version, one without menace or shadows or the voluptuous morbidity that’s the hallmark of gothic melodrama?
The broths let the flavors of the different add-ins come through, with lovely sunny notes from the bright, sweet corn and, in one precious spoonful, the voluptuous quail egg yolk.
On stage, a man swallowed the leg of a chair and then hurled knives at a voluptuous blonde.
The cast’s first meeting quickly gave way to sniping about eyebrow shapes; one queen was done up like a voluptuous rodent.
Kylie’s entrée into young womanhood has entailed high-stakes conflict and conjecture, taken on with the voluptuous élan of a social-media Vargas girl.
Caffè FiorioA voluptuous ice-cream parlor/café with uniformed waiters, marble counters, and salons covered in red silk wallpaper, serving an impressive lineup of aperitivo nibbles—tiny sandwiches and canapés.
The same could be said of the director Park Chan-wook, whose attention to voluptuous detail — to opulent brocades and silky robes, luscious peaches and creamy shoulders — turns each scene into an invitation to ooh, aah and mmm.
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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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