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

In some Asian countries like Japan and Korea, slime eels are considered a delicious food. Nicola Di Girolamo, The Conversation, "What in the world is a slime eel?," 24 July 2019 The place to hang here is Pappy and Harriet’s, which boasts delicious food, great drinks, and live music. Jessi Walker, Marie Claire, "Take the Ultimate Southern California Road Trip," 27 June 2019 Nowhere was the contrast more apparent than Dongtai Lu Antique Market, where the bustling streets of the Old City overflowed with curios, Mao memorabilia and delicious street food. Dallas News, "Shanghai surprise: New overtakes old as a photographer revisits China's second largest city," 19 June 2019 Denbo is, obviously, delighted, and gives me tips on the best way to experience it, including: see a water wench show and indulge in all the delicious food but maybe skip the pizza. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "The Creator Of American Princess Wants To Take You To The Ren Fair & You Really Should Let Her," 8 June 2019 Just like any holiday, Easter is a mix of delicious food, fun (egg-themed) activities, and quality time spent with family and friends. Nicol Natale, Woman's Day, "What's Open on Easter Sunday? Here's Where to Go for All of Your Last-Minute Needs," 5 Mar. 2019 But with how delicious everything else was, these are very small quibbles. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "At Elephant Bar in St. Paul’s Lowertown, it’s all rich flavors, spice and beautiful plates," 1 Aug. 2019 For me, that’s kind of the most delicious challenge. Nigel Smith, PEOPLE.com, "Broadway Director Alex Timbers on What 'Unites' His Musicals Moulin Rouge! and Beetlejuice," 31 July 2019 This corn stock can be delicious for the base of a vegetarian soup or a corn risotto or creamed corn. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The best way to cook corn on the cob according to Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of delicious

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1903, 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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delicious

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of delicious

: very pleasant to taste
: having a smell that suggests a very pleasant taste
literary : 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

Other Words from delicious

deliciously adverb

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