- An example of sensation is the smell of an apple pie scented candle.
- An example of sensation is a bright and colorful circus performance.
The definition of a sensation is any sort of impressions of the senses, a state of excitement or something that is exciting and lively.
- the power or process of receiving conscious sense impressions through direct stimulation of the bodily organism: the sensations of hearing, seeing, touching, etc.
- an immediate reaction to external stimulation of a sense organ; conscious feeling or sense impression: a sensation of cold
- a generalized feeling or reaction, often vague and without reference to immediate stimulus: a sensation of happiness
- a state or feeling of general excitement and interest: the play caused such a sensation
- the action, event, person, etc. causing such a feeling
Origin of sensationLate Latin sensatio ; from sensatus: see sensate
- a. A perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition: the sensation of heat; a visual sensation.b. The faculty to feel or perceive; physical sensibility: The patient has very little sensation left in the right leg.c. An indefinite generalized body feeling: a sensation of lightness.
- A state of heightened interest or emotion: “The anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhat between bliss and fear” (James Weldon Johnson).
- a. A state of intense public interest and excitement: “The purser made a sensation as sailors like to do, by predicting a storm” (Evelyn Waugh).b. A cause of such interest and excitement: The band's new singer is a sensation.
Origin of sensationFrench, from Old French, from Medieval Latin s&emacron;nsati&omacron;, s&emacron;nsati&omacron;n-, from Late Latin s&emacron;nsatus, gifted with sense; see sensate.