delicious

adjective
de·​li·​cious | \di-ˈli-shəs \

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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In this couture candy shop, especially delicious are the miniature versions of beloved stunners like Junon, Dior’s petaled gown of fall-winter 1949. WSJ, "‘Dior: From Paris to the World’ Review: Timelessly Elegant, Yet Avant-Garde," 27 Nov. 2018 The radical Turing GPUs inside the GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti may be built for the future, but Nvidia’s still tossing some mighty delicious bones to old-school graphics enthusiasts who want to push their hardware to the limit. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Nvidia Scanner uses math to auto-overclock GeForce RTX graphics cards to their limit," 14 Sep. 2018 The 18-pound portable stove is easy to use: Just place firewood on the fuel rack, set alight, and get ready to make some delicious campfire food. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "You Can Make Wood-Fired Pizza Anytime, Anywhere With This Outdoor Pizza Oven," 23 July 2018 The costumes, by Robert Perdziola, are as delicious as the steps. Marina Harss, The New Yorker, "Summer Dance Preview," 11 May 2018 This creepy holiday can often get lost in the shuffle of trick-or-treating and school parties, which is why chef to the stars, Meg Hall, recommends throwing a more refined affair with these delicious and festive recipes. Alexis Jones, Redbook, "The Best Halloween Food Ideas for Your Adult Gathering," 2 Aug. 2018 This trout en papillote is a delicious and simple recipe. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "Feed Your Head: Foods That Target Depression and Anxiety," 26 July 2018 Sounds simultaneously delicious and dangerously provocative. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "At 3 Squares Diner there’s a dog that won’t bark," 12 July 2018 Check out recipe websites Websites like Cafe Delights and Ellie Kreiger offer recipe ideas that are healthy, delicious and relatively easy to prepare. Jackie Pilossoph, chicagotribune.com, "8 ways simplify and enhance your family dinner experience," 28 June 2018

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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

: very pleasing or enjoyable

delicious

adjective
de·​li·​cious | \di-ˈli-shəs \

Kids Definition of delicious

: giving great pleasure especially to the taste or smell

Other Words from delicious

deliciously adverb

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