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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sen-sey-shuh n]
    • /sɛnˈseɪ ʃən/
    • /senˈseɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sen-sey-shuh n]
    • /sɛnˈseɪ ʃən/

Definitions of sensation word

  • noun sensation the operation or function of the senses; perception or awareness of stimuli through the senses. 1
  • noun sensation a mental condition or physical feeling resulting from stimulation of a sense organ or from internal bodily change, as cold or pain. 1
  • noun sensation Physiology. the faculty of perception of stimuli. 1
  • noun sensation a general feeling not directly attributable to any given stimulus, as discomfort, anxiety, or doubt. 1
  • noun sensation a mental feeling, especially a state of excited feeling. 1
  • noun sensation a state of excited feeling or interest caused among a number of persons or throughout a community, as by some rumor or occurrence. 1

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Origin of sensation

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < Medieval Latin sēnsātiōn- (stem of sēnsātiō), equivalent to Late Latin sēnsāt(us) sensate + -iōn- -ion

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Parts of speech for Sensation


sensation popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

sensation usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sensation

noun sensation

  • phenomenon — a fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable: to study the phenomena of nature.
  • big idea — any plan or proposal that is grandiose, impractical, and usually unsolicited: You're always coming around here with your big ideas.
  • brain wave — any of the fluctuations of electrical potential in the brain as represented on an electroencephalogram. They vary in frequency from 1 to 30 hertz
  • clean sweep — an overwhelming victory
  • clover — Clover is a small plant with pink or white ball-shaped flowers.

adj sensation

adjective sensation

Antonyms for sensation

noun sensation

  • anticipation — Anticipation is a feeling of excitement about something pleasant or exciting that you know is going to happen.
  • foretaste — a slight and partial experience, knowledge, or taste of something to come in the future; anticipation.
  • high hopes — great expectations
  • deadness — The state of not being alive. Having the property of lifelessness, as if dead.
  • numbness — deprived of physical sensation or the ability to move: fingers numb with cold.

adjective sensation

  • feeling — a quality of an object that is perceived by feeling or touching: the soft feel of cotton.

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