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 The Internet’s Favorite Mom™, Tabitha Brown, has soothed the souls of her millions of followers with her words of wisdom and delicious vegan recipes. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Exactly What Vegan TikTok Stars Tabitha and Choyce Brown Eat in a Day," 8 Sep. 2020 The idea was to revolt and to entertain -- but also to provoke reflection on how our notions about what is delicious, or disgusting, are culturally determined. Paul Rhys, Star Tribune, "Phew! Revolting spit and poo brews shown in Swedish exhibit," 4 Sep. 2020 Parmagiano and Romano show up in the pesto most of us are familiar with; however, creamier cheeses like feta are also delicious. Hali Bey Ramdene, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Make Homemade Pesto That's Completely Customizable," 2 Sep. 2020 Put that bag of lovely little lentils sitting in your pantry to work with one of these delicious lentil recipes. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "30 Recipes That Will Make You Love Lentils," 1 Sep. 2020 The gourmet meals are delicious, there is an acupuncturist on site and the list of fitness classes is extensive. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, "If candle-lit dinners and rose-strewn beds aren't your style, these honeymoons might be for you," 29 Aug. 2020 Thicker in consistency than many, this combo has a delicious mango flavor with a refreshing lemon aftertaste. cleveland, "Ranking 95 lemonades from local grocery stores for National Lemonade Day," 20 Aug. 2020 Nothing beats the creamy texture and delicious flavor of regular, full-fat mayonnaise. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Mexican street corn: Easy and cheesy take on corn-on-the-cob," 9 July 2020 The idea that passing through the doors of the Yoshiwara meant a dalliance with the supernatural held a delicious thrill to it. Zack Davisson, Smithsonian Magazine, "Japan’s Love-Hate Relationship with Cats," 11 Sep. 2020

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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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26 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Delicious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delicious. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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delicious

adjective
How to pronounce Delicious (audio)

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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