sensation Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "sensation" - English Dictionary

See all translations

sensationnoun

uk   us   /senˈseɪ.ʃən/

sensation noun (FEELING)

B2 [C or U] the ability to feel something physically, especially by touching, or a physical feeling that results from this ability: a burning sensation I had no sensation of pain whatsoever. The disease causes a loss of sensation in the fingers.B2 [C usually singular] a general feeling caused by something that happens to you, especially a feeling that you cannot describe exactly: [+ (that)] I had the odd sensation (that) someone was following me. I can remember the first time I went sailing - it was a wonderful sensation.
More examples

sensation noun (EXCITEMENT)

B2 [S] something very exciting or interesting, or something that causes great excitement or interest: Their affair caused a sensation. The books have been a publishing sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. The show was an overnight sensation (= was very successful immediately).
(Definition of sensation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sensation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sensation” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: The senses in general

“sensation”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day
meme

an idea, image, video, etc. that is spread very quickly on the internet

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More