Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “voluptuous”


adjective     /vəˈlʌp.tju.əs/
describes a woman who has a soft , curved , sexually attractive body : a voluptuous body / mouth / figure Sexual attractionAttractive literary describes an experience or object that gives you a lot of pleasure because it feels extremely soft and comfortable or it sounds or looks extremely beautiful : such voluptuous pleasure I sank into the bed's voluptuous warmth .AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant voluptuously     /-li/ adverb literary voluptuousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Beauty and attractiveness
(Definition of voluptuous adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of voluptuous

Definitions of “voluptuous” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More