• (British) IPA: /ˈsɛnsjuːəl/, /ˈsɛnʃuːəl/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɛn.ʃu.əl/


  1. Inducing pleasurable or erotic sensations.
    That massage was a very sensual experience!
  2. Of or pertaining to the physical senses; sensory.
    Plato believed that this sensual world in which we live is inferior to the heavenly realm.
  3. Provoking or exciting a strong response in the senses.
    • A sharp observer with a pleasing eye for sensual detail, Jaffrey weaves a richly textured story in which she effortlessly mingles quotidian dramas with historic events including the partition of India.
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