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English definition of “sensation”

sensation

noun [S] (EXCITEMENT)    /senˈseɪ.ʃən/
B2 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).Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
(Definition of sensation noun (EXCITEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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