a. arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction
a. provocative; piquing or arousing the senses
I have no way of confirming this so called sensational story, you have to dig for more stories on this to be sure.
Mohamed Al Fayed has said he trusts the Metropolitan Police to investigate "with vigour" a sensational claim that the SAS was involved in the deaths of Princess Diana and his son.
The story has all the makings of a sensational spy thriller.
Everybody has their favourite ways of breaking journalism into categories —tabloid vs. broadsheet, broadcast vs. print, sensational vs. thoughtful and so on.
Sentence in Classic:
This murder would have been infinitely more difficult to unravel had the body of the victim been simply found lying in the roadway without any of those outré and sensational accompaniments which have rendered it remarkable.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The police believe that they have evidence in their possession which supplies a very convincing motive for the crime, and altogether it cannot be doubted that sensational developments will follow.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Northbury her model, Jo rashly took a plunge into the frothy sea of sensational literature, but thanks to the life preserver thrown her by a friend, she came up again not much the worse for her ducking.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Holmes himself had said that no more complex case had come to him in all the long series of his sensational investigations.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
It has been my privilege to witness a good many satisfactory and rather sensational demonstrations in connection with some of my public addresses, but in dramatic effect I have never seen or experienced anything which equalled this.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context
Life became a divine gift for every moment and sensation of which, were it even the sight of a single leaf hanging on the twig of a tree, his soul should praise and thank the Giver.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context