Definition of five senses in English:

five senses

plural noun

  • The faculties of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch.

    • ‘The most powerful experiences touch all five senses, not just those two.’
    • ‘But it is true that he regarded the pure truths of mathematics as incomparably more certain than any perceptions of the five senses.’
    • ‘Smell may be the most evocative of the five senses but I defy you to find any in news stories, even the food pages.’
    • ‘Which of the five senses is most important to you?’
    • ‘You are no doubt familiar with the five senses: sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste.’
    • ‘With just a click of a button, a reader's five senses come alive and they can literally hear, smell, feel, see, and touch the whole event for themselves.’
    • ‘He thought about dreams, consciousness, and his five senses.’
    • ‘All five senses are involved, not just our sense of sight.’
    • ‘It would attack a combination of the five senses - sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste - and potentially also the ability of the target to think and move.’
    • ‘And I wrote that one when I was about five or six, when I was in kindergarten and we were studying about the five senses.’
    • ‘And yet, of all the five senses, the history of touch is the hardest to write.’
    • ‘But the chefs have an instinctive understanding of stimulating all five senses.’
    • ‘We all use our eyes to see things and ears to hear things, we touch, taste and feel, we've got our five senses.’
    • ‘Of the five senses, only taste doesn't get dealt with much in this section (though it does later in the book).’
    • ‘Second, while not one of the five senses, movement can enhance the gathering of information.’
    • ‘The only way that we apprehend reality is through our five senses.’
    • ‘Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?’
    • ‘Which of your five senses do you treasure the most?’
    • ‘A safari in southern Africa appeals to all five senses.’
    • ‘So in addition to the usual five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell, the mental function is counted as the sixth.’