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

Humongous fruits and vegetables are not so much for eating (though some are actually delicious). Robin Tribble, Popular Mechanics, "How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin," 24 Jan. 2019 The shop is any vintage lovers dream, conveniently located next to Exo Roast, where the Chiltepin Cold Brew will propel you into the evening (the combination of chocolate and chiltepin pepper is pleasantly delicious). Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "How to Do Winter Glamping Right (Among Saguaros in Arizona)," 8 Jan. 2019 Sandwiches are delicious and super affordable, and the selection of coffee drinks and beers is wide. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Curaçao," 8 Jan. 2019 But a pot of beans simmers year round in many of the world’s kitchens, usually with a pot of rice nearby, for a humble, hearty and delicious meal. David Tanis, The Seattle Times, "A humble feast begins with lentils," 7 Jan. 2019 Holiday dishes don't get any faster (and delicious) than this! Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Quick Charred Escarole with Sauteed Garlic and Lemon," 30 Nov. 2018 Groups like the Commercial Fisherman’s Association say that salmon are more than just large and delicious fish that taste great with schmear. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Environmental Measures on the 2018 Midterm Election Ballots You Should Know About," 18 Oct. 2018 An activity that is equal parts fun and delicious is sure to enliven any party. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "20 Halloween Party Ideas So Sophisticated They’ll Scare You," 18 Oct. 2018 Because of its location, fish and seafood comprise some of the most typical — and delicious — dishes of the area. Alex Vros, Fox News, "Puerto Vallarta: How this popular Hollywood haunt became a world-class getaway," 19 July 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
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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