[ adjective ] causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Miss_Sutherland appeared almost as another person in this scene : A much more girlish Lucia , a sensational coloratura who ran across stage while singing , and an actress immersed in her role .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The sensational and frightening enjoyed popularity :

(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)

The furor was such_that people who could not possibly have squirmed their way into the rehearsals were pretending that they were intimate with the whole affair and that it would be sensational .

[ adjective ] commanding attention


stunning arresting


"an arresting drawing of people turning into animals" "a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten" "a stunning performance"

Used in print

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

Mantle , the bull-necked blond switch-hitter , had one sensational triple-crown_season , 1959 , when he batted .365 and also led the American_League in home_runs , 52 , and RBIs , 130 .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

In many cases the revolutionary production has offered no more than sensational effects :

Like the recent Scheherazade from London ( High_Fidelity , Sept. 1961 ) , it is successful because emphasis has been placed on good musical and engineering practices rather_than on creating sensational effects .

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[ adjective ] relating to or concerned in sensation




"the sensory cortex" "sensory organs"

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sensation sensation