sixth sense

noun
a power of perception beyond the five senses; intuition: His sixth sense warned him to be cautious.

Origin:
1830–40

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sixth sense
 
n
any supposed sense or means of perception, such as intuition or clairvoyance, other than the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell

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sixth sense

Keen intuition, as in She had a sixth sense that they would find it in the cellar. This term alludes to a sense in addition to the five physical senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. [c. 1800]

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Example sentences
Most do not even notice their sixth sense-the sensation of how one's head is oriented and moving.
He possesses something akin to a soccer sixth sense.
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