delicious

adjective
de·​li·​cious | \ di-ˈli-shəs How to pronounce delicious (audio) \

Definition of delicious

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : affording great pleasure : delightful a delicious bit of gossip
2 : appealing to one of the bodily senses especially of taste or smell a delicious meal delicious aromas

Delicious

noun
plural Deliciouses or Delicious

Definition of Delicious (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sweet red or yellow eating apple of U.S. origin that has a crown of five rounded prominences on the end opposite the stem

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Other Words from delicious

Adjective

deliciously adverb
deliciousness noun

Examples of delicious in a Sentence

Adjective This is the most delicious ice cream I have ever eaten. Delicious aromas were floating from the kitchen. a delicious bit of gossip
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Some Disneyland restaurants are nostalgic and packed with Disney history, some envelope guests in immersive theming, and some are just downright delicious. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 11 Sep. 2021 Vibrant and assertive acidity on the attack, a full flush of complex, rich fruit mid palate—plums, figs, prunes, clementines and spice—and a delicious lingering finish with sultanas and menthol. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 The Buccaneers-Cowboys game was a delicious appetizer on Thursday night. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2021 Washington has welcomed a host of impressive places to eat around the pandemic — Albi in Navy Yard, Imperfecto in the West End — but none that have excited me more than Oyster Oyster, a fun name for a serious, and seriously delicious, restaurant. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2021 Some of the Bay Area’s most delicious conchas are currently coming from Raquel Goldman’s quickly growing bakery Norte 54. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Sep. 2021 SiX, a new rooftop indoor-outdoor spot on Water Street, serves healthy-delicious fare. Robin Soslow, Chron, 8 Sep. 2021 Today’s fruit crisp offers a delicious way to enjoy fall produce. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 4 Sep. 2021 Powders, teas, lattes, gummies — ingestible collagen seems to come in every delicious form possible lately. Devon Abelman, Allure, 3 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of delicious

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for delicious

Adjective

Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin deliciosus, from Latin deliciae delights, from delicere to allure

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The first known use of delicious was in the 14th century

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15 Sep 2021

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“Delicious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delicious. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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delicious

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of delicious

: very pleasant to taste
: having a smell that suggests a very pleasant taste
: very pleasing or enjoyable

delicious

adjective
de·​li·​cious | \ di-ˈli-shəs How to pronounce delicious (audio) \

Kids Definition of delicious

: giving great pleasure especially to the taste or smell

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deliciously adverb

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