Sinuous meaning

sĭnyo͝o-əs
The definition of sinuous is winding or not straight.

An example of sinuous used as an adjective is a sinuous highway that is curvy and runs along the coastline.

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Characterized by many curves or turns; winding.

A sinuous stream.

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Characterized by supple and lithe movements.

The sinuous grace of a dancer.

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Sinuate.

A sinuous leaf.

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Bending, winding, or curving in and out; wavy; serpentine.
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Not straightforward; devious; crooked.
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We followed every bend of the sinuous river.

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Moving gracefully and supplely.

We were entranced by her sinuous dance.

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Origin of sinuous

  • From Latin sinuōsus from sinus curve

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition