[ 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
"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 .