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[ UK /sɛnsˈe‍ɪʃənə‍l/ ]
[ US /sɛnˈseɪʃənəɫ/ ]
  1. causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
  2. commanding attention
    a stunning performance
    an arresting drawing of people turning into animals
    a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten
  3. relating to or concerned in sensation
    sensory organs
    the sensory cortex
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How To Use sensational In A Sentence

  • Immersed in her ample lap, her adoring voice broadcasting stereophonically through her bosoms, I absorbed the sensationalistic stories and lush illustrations of baby Moses in his basket, later parting the very Red Sea. The Full Feed from
  • Each has some sensational skiing and boarding, and can easily be reached from an Alpine airport.
  • Paul Williams is a master of talking horseshit, but even a guffer like him finds it hard to fill pages every week with shite sensationalism about the Irish criminal underworld. Irish Blogs
  • Its robotic arm dug a trench and sensationally discovered ice beneath the surface. The Sun
  • Much of recent news coverage is sensationalized like soap operas.
  • Published in 1918, the book was a sensationally fast seller and had to be reprinted six times within the year.
  • But he had a mild, good-humoured, articulate side, verging on the academic, abjuring the sensational.
  • You say cable news squanders its resources by descending to tabloid sensationalism, personality cult shows and aping talk radio with high-testosterone shout shows.
  • sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal
  • Indeed, one striking aspect of the film is the unsensational tone. A Casualty of War Is Released at Last
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