sensation Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “sensation” - English Dictionary

Definition of "sensation" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

sensationnoun

 us   /senˈseɪ·ʃən, sən-/

sensation noun (FEELING)

[C/U] a ​feeling in ​yourbody resulting from something that ​happens or is done to it, or the ​ability to ​feel as the ​result of ​touch: [C] He ​felt a ​sinking sensation in the ​pit of his ​stomach. [U] This ​part of ​yourbody doesn’t have a lot of sensation.

sensation noun (EXCITEMENT)

[C] greatexcitement or ​interest, or someone or something that ​causesexcitement: His first ​recordings caused a sensation and ​becameclassics of ​rock.
(Definition of sensation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "sensation" - British 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 ​physicalfeeling that ​results from this ​ability: a ​burning sensation I had no sensation ofpainwhatsoever. The ​diseasecauses a ​loss of sensation in the ​fingers.B2 [C usually singular] a ​generalfeelingcaused by something that ​happens to you, ​especially a ​feeling that you cannot ​describeexactly: [+ (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 ​causesgreatexcitement 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 ​successfulimmediately).
(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
Word of the Day
boarding school

a school where students live and study

Word of the Day