delicious

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adjective

de·​li·​cious di-ˈli-shəs How to pronounce delicious (audio)
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
deliciously adverb
deliciousness noun

Delicious

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noun

plural Deliciouses or 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

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
These characters may not run terribly deep, but there’s something oddly poignant, amid all the delicious sleaze on display, in the film’s portraiture of dead-end lives with few plans for the future but to f—— the pain away. Guy Lodge, Variety, 22 May 2024 This ad lacks the old-timey outfits of the bourbon video, but includes all the same humor, focusing on Connecticut’s delicious water, white pine and homegrown grains to endorse Mine Hill Distillery’s gin. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for delicious 

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin deliciosus, from Latin deliciae delights, from delicere to allure

First Known Use

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of delicious was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Delicious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delicious. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

delicious

1 of 2 adjective
de·​li·​cious di-ˈlish-əs How to pronounce delicious (audio)
: giving great pleasure : delightful
especially : very pleasing to the taste
deliciously adverb
deliciousness noun

Delicious

2 of 2 noun
De·​li·​cious
di-ˈlish-əs
plural Deliciouses or Delicious
: a sweet red or yellow apple of U.S. origin that has five bumps arranged around the end opposite the stem

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