Definitions

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  • n. The property of being sensuous.
  • n. The product or result of being sensuous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sensuous character or disposition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sensuous feeling

Etymologies

From sensuous +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As a whole they are singularly free from sexual sensuousness, which is so often a trait in songs of their type.

    Edward MacDowell

  • In both instances we have the Giorgionesque conception stripped of a little of its poetic glamour, but retaining unabashed its splendid sensuousness, which is thus made the more markedly to stand out.

    The Earlier Work of Titian

  • In this knowledge the soul begins to render His due to God; that is, glory and praise to His Name, loving Him above everything, and the neighbour as one's self, with eager desire for virtue; and the soul bestows hate and displeasure on itself, hating in itself vice, and its own sensuousness, which is the cause of every vice.

    Letters of Catherine Benincasa

  • Sierra Madre Car Port 2, Up Against the Wall, Closed, Mark Twain Hotel, Broadway Alley, $3 Parking, Santa Ana off ramp...et al ... there is as Rothko was fond of saying a "sensuousness" present in the notans of those works.

    New Car

  • In the sensitive curve of her mouth there was a kind of sensuousness; in her low voice, in her pallor, in the slim grace of her

    The Fighting Chance

  • In a word, Adrienne was the most complete, the most ideal personification of SENSUALITY -- not of vulgar, ignorant, non intelligent, mistaken sensuousness which is always deceit ful and corrupted by habit or by the necessity for gross and ill-regulated enjoyments, but that exquisite sensuality which is to the senses what intelligence is to the soul.

    The Wandering Jew — Volume 02

  • Largely because of such enterprises, American entertainment had become a “welter of sensuousness” and “voluptuous abandonment.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The Swing Chair is an ergonomic and fine chair, characterized by the fresh sensuousness and the precious delicacy of old-fashioned textile lace-works, ideal both for residential or contract use.

    Inspired by the Fine Lightness of Textile : Wave Coffee Table

  • Brown says that it comes from "... memories of childhood, my grandmother's curtains, infatuation with pop culture, screen sirens of the '40s and '50s, the sweet, sensuousness of a beautiful woman..."

    John Seed: 10 Memorable Paintings From 2011

  • Sink yourself into sensuousness – both for the scene your character is entering, and for yourself.

    Headache, Heartache – Tips in Writing Romance « Write Anything

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