Dictionary

luscious

adjective lus·cious \ˈlə-shəs\

: having a very appealing taste or smell

: richly appealing

: very physically attractive

Full Definition of LUSCIOUS

1
a :  having a delicious taste or smell :  sweet
b archaic :  excessively sweet :  cloying
2
:  sexually attractive :  seductive, sexy
3
a :  richly luxurious or appealing to the senses
b :  excessively ornate
lus·cious·ly adverb
lus·cious·ness noun

Examples of LUSCIOUS

  1. chocolate cake with a luscious whipped cream topping
  2. <a luscious strawberry bursting with juice>

Origin of LUSCIOUS

Middle English lucius, perhaps alteration of licius, short for delicious
First Known Use: 15th century
LUSCIOUSLY Defined for Kids

luscious

adjective lus·cious \ˈlə-shəs\

Definition of LUSCIOUS for Kids

1
:  having a delicious taste or smell <Children gathered around and stared longingly at the luscious fruit while the adults gulped with their mouths watering. — Grace Lin, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon>
2
:  delightful to hear, see, or feel <a luscious singing voice>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: lush (adjective)Previous Word in the Dictionary: LusciniaAll Words Near: luscious
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears