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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

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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

Origin and Etymology of delectable

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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delectable

noun de·lec·ta·ble

Definition of delectable

  1. :  something that is delectable; especially :  a delicious food item

Examples of delectable in a sentence

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

1921

First Known Use of delectable

1921


DELECTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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delectable

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

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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