delectable

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adjective

de·​lec·​ta·​ble di-ˈlek-tə-bəl How to pronounce delectable (audio)
1
: highly pleasing : delightful
a delectable melody
2
: delicious
a delectable meal
delectability noun
delectably adverb

delectable

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noun

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

Examples of delectable in a Sentence

Adjective The meals he prepares are always delectable. one of the most delectable men she's ever met Noun a gourmet shop filled with delectables for every palate, albeit not for every pocketbook
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
This delectable Spanish bite is even more memorable with the mild Queso Manchego. Ella Gonzales, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6 June 2024 Our establishment is a living tribute to an era when classic cocktails, fine bourbons, and delectable local food pairings reigned supreme. Katie Wiseman, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Jan. 2024
Noun
There’s a gourmet kitchen whose counters are heaped with delectables. IEEE Spectrum, 31 Jan. 2011 As dancers dressed in Greek traditional attire entertained a crowd to the music of a live band at the Big Greek Food Fest of Niles Saturday evening, people patiently waited in long queues for gyros, lamb, Athenian chicken, appetizers and other delectables. Pioneer Press Staff, Chicago Tribune, 17 July 2023 See all Example Sentences for delectable 

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective and Noun

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

First Known Use

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of delectable was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Delectable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delectable. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

delectable

adjective
de·​lec·​ta·​ble
di-ˈlek-tə-bəl
1
: highly pleasing : delightful
2
delectably
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adverb

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