Definitions of sensation

  1. a state of widespread public excitement and interest; " the news caused a sensation"
  2. an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; " a sensation of touch"
  3. a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest; " anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear"
  4. An impression, or the consciousness of an impression, made upon the central nervous organ, through the medium of a sensory or afferent nerve or one of the organs of sense; a feeling, or state of consciousness, whether agreeable or disagreeable, produced either by an external object ( stimulus), or by some change in the internal state of the body.
  5. A purely spiritual or psychical affection; agreeable or disagreeable feelings occasioned by objects that are not corporeal or material.
  6. A state of excited interest or feeling, or that which causes it.
  7. A state of feeling produced by the action of an outside force upon the body; a mental impression resulting from a bodily feeling; power to feel; as, anesthetics cause loss of sensation; state of excited feeling or interest, or its cause; as, a sensation was caused by the playing of the great violinist.
  8. Perception by the senses: feeling excited by external objects, by the state of the body, or by immaterial objects: a state of excited feeling: an unexpected or startling news item or other article in the newspapers: any surprising or shocking intelligence.
  10. Interest or excitement, or that which produces it.
  11. Perception by the senses; an impression on the mind or the brain by means of the senses; a feeling; a state of excited interest or feeling, or that which produces it.
  12. An impression made on the mind through any one of the senses; a state of interest or feeling excited or awakened in the mind by external objects, by the passions, by the internal condition of the body, or by the words of a speaker.

Usage examples for sensation

  1. There was no sensation, no singing. – Lourdes by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. It was a dreadful sensation. – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit
  3. With your face and figure you will make a sensation. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  4. Something of the same sensation was upon him now. – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. It is a new and strange sensation which a man experiences when for the first time he sees tears in the eyes of the woman he loves. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  6. I shall always remember that horrible sensation of falling. – 'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany by Gerald Featherstone Knight
  7. All the same, I made a sensation at Inkston just at first. – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony
  8. Well, I never tried falling out of a five- story window before just to see how it felt, but I got the sensation by doing it without trying. – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
  9. Her arrival proved something of a sensation. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  10. The sensation that held her was new and unbearable. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  11. Sergeant Bellews felt a warm sensation. – The Machine That Saved The World by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  12. For this great book created a sensation throughout the English- speaking world when it appeared, and aroused controversies which did not subside for many years. – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  13. On the whole, he rather enjoyed the sensation. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  14. Quite in keeping with Markel, isn't it- to make a sensation on the cheap? – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  15. It gave him a sick sensation to fall. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  16. They knew that they stood still in the universe, and this idea gave their youth the sensation of being very important. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  17. As to lady readers, it is impossible, probably, to give them an idea of the sensation in question. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  18. You can imagine, then, what a sensation the arrival of Mrs. Whitman and Mrs. Spalding occasioned, and with what warmth they were welcomed. – American Men of Action by Burton E. Stevenson
  19. And the cave- man is, and is known to be, quite above sensation. – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
  20. How long this might have continued is not known- for the theory and practice were suddenly arrested by another sensation. – The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories by Bret Harte