delicious

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adjective de·li·cious \di-ˈli-shəs\

Definition of delicious

  1. 1 :  affording great pleasure :  delightful a delicious bit of gossip

  2. 2 :  appealing to one of the bodily senses especially of taste or smell a delicious meal delicious aromas

deliciously

adverb

deliciousness

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Examples of delicious in a Sentence

  1. This is the most delicious ice cream I have ever eaten.

  2. Delicious aromas were floating from the kitchen.

  3. a delicious bit of gossip

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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


Delicious

noun de·li·cious

Definition of Delicious

plural

Deliciouses

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Delicious

  1. :  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

circa 1903

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DELICIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

delicious

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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

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adjective de·li·cious \di-ˈli-shəs\

Definition of delicious for Students

  1. :  giving great pleasure especially to the taste or smell

deliciously

adverb


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