American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by many curves or turns; winding: a sinuous stream.
- adj. Characterized by supple and lithe movements: the sinuous grace of a dancer.
- adj. Not direct; devious.
- adj. Sinuate: a sinuous leaf.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sinuate; tortuous; serpentine; full of curves, bends, or turns; undulating.
- Morally crooked; deviating from right.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Bending in and out; of a serpentine or undulating form; winding; crooked.
- adj. curved or curving in and out
- From Latin sinuōsus, from sinus, curve. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This collection takes the somatic marks of classicism: the curved, the leg, the serigraphy on the crystals and changes them in sinuous shapes, gentle and modern, joining them to perfection.”
“Or how about neon that followed the contours of natural objects, such as trees or rocks, in sinuous organic shapes, as part of the Queen's garden?”
“Wreathed attractively in sinuous tendrils of aromatic smoke we discussed the infringement of property rights, the misrepresentation of passive smoking and the bovine passivity of the nation confronted with this outrage.”
“While it looks very artificial with limited aperture and possibly like it could have been formed by a glancing blow from a small asteroid, it's actually a volcanic/tectonic feature called a sinuous rille.”
“When it was over and they'd gone -- the fat woman again somehow managing a gait which could only be called sinuous -- Bors said abruptly, "What's this event you know of, a year ahead?”
“And it is still more remarkable that those young ladies were "got up" in the same style, and apparently aimed at much the same effects of line and movement, as those which have become the latest fashion in Paris, and may be described as sinuous and serpentine.”
“And the way he played the guitar, he was able to get that kind of sinuous vibrato that creates this texture and bed of melodic fragments laid on top of each other - perfect for a string quartet like Turtle Island.”
“Now I don't really favor making them "sinuous" either... no neural spines sticking out all anorexic-like.”
“Set-up takes hours of work, especially since Mr. Schorum likes to add a few designer touches, such as sinuous fairway borders straight from the Floridian vernacular of golf-course architect Joe Lee.”
“The pain was swift and intense, and spread with a redheat kind of sinuous threading that would pitch into a severely painful tightening of the entire uterus.”
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