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delectable

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adjective de·lec·ta·ble \di-ˈlek-tə-bəl\

Definition of delectable

  1. 1 :  highly pleasing :  delightful a delectable melody

  2. 2 :  delicious a delectable meal

delectability

play \-ˌlek-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

delectably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of delectable in a Sentence

  1. The meals he prepares are always delectable.

  2. one of the most delectable men she's ever met

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Origin and Etymology of delectable

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin delectabilis, from delectare to delight — more at delight


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delectable

noun de·lec·ta·ble

Definition of delectable

  1. :  something that is highly pleasing or delicious; especially :  a delicious food item pastries and other delectables

Examples of delectable in a Sentence

  1. a gourmet shop filled with delectables for every palate, albeit not for every pocketbook

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Origin and Etymology of delectable

see 1delectable


DELECTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

delectable

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adjective

Definition of delectable for English Language Learners

  • : very pleasant to taste or smell

  • : very attractive


DELECTABLE Defined for Kids

delectable

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adjective de·lec·ta·ble \di-ˈlek-tə-bəl\

Definition of delectable for Students

  1. 1 :  very pleasing :  delightful

  2. 2 :  delicious



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