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sinuous

adjective uk   /ˈsɪn.ju.əs/ literary us  
moving in a twisting, curving, or indirect way, or having many curves: He enjoyed watching the sinuous bodies of the dancers. The walkers followed the sinuous path through the trees.
sinuously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “sinuous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 蜿蜒的,彎曲的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蜿蜒的,弯曲的…
(Definition of sinuous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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