Definition of delicious
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
Examples of delicious in a Sentence
This is the most delicious ice cream I have ever eaten.
Delicious aromas were floating from the kitchen.
a delicious bit of gossip
Recent Examples of delicious from the Web
A full new cocktail menu of delicious is available, or diners can wait their turn for the tableside mimosa bar.
Alsace’s Wine Road (Route du Vin) is blanketed with lush vineyards and dotted with delicious, picture-perfect little towns.
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Plus, there's the whole food being delicious thing.
The chicken was delicious and tender as can be, while the skin was lightly crisped and deeply golden in color.
The food is delicious and there are absolutely stunning views of the ocean from the open air veranda.
The result is something far too delicious to be a vegetable dish.
Mantilia lettuce, as usual, is delicious, but will probably bolt soon, even though this is the second go-around for this cut-and-come-again buttery lettuce.
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Origin and Etymology of delicious
Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin deliciosus, from Latin deliciae delights, from delicere to allure
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Delicious
: 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
First Known Use of delicious
DELICIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of delicious for English Language Learners
: very pleasant to taste
: having a smell that suggests a very pleasant taste
: very pleasing or enjoyable
DELICIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of delicious for Students
: giving great pleasure especially to the taste or smell
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