Voluptuous Vo*lup"tu*ous, a. [F. voluptueux, L. voluptuosus, fr. voluptas pleasure, volup agreeably, delightfully; probably akin to Gr. ? to hope, ? hope, and to L. velle to wish. See {Voluntary}.] 1. Full of delight or pleasure, especially that of the senses; ministering to sensuous or sensual gratification; exciting sensual desires; luxurious; sensual. [1913 Webster]

Music arose with its voluptuous swell. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

Sink back into your voluptuous repose. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

2. Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to excess in sensual gratifications. ``The jolly and voluptuous livers.'' --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

Softened with pleasure and voluptuous life. --Milton. [1913 Webster] -- {Vo*lup"tu*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Vo*lup"tu*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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