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

Don’t sleep on the ridiculously delicious smoked beans studded with giant chunks of meat, either. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Where there’s smoke, there are barbecue restaurants. Here are 10 new ones.," 4 July 2019 Try our delicious wings with boneless, smoked and grilled, or breaded options! Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Whiskey Tango closes in Hollywood, Twin Peaks (with new balcony bar?) on the way," 3 July 2019 The menu includes about a dozen delicious first courses like meatballs with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, fresh crisp salads and the signature gravlax. Gerry Frank, oregonlive.com, "Ideas for a night out in the Pearl District: Gerry Frank’s picks," 30 June 2019 The coffee maker consistently brews delicious cups of properly extracted java with plenty of complex flavor. courant.com, "CNET: Best coffeemakers for 2019," 28 June 2019 Price is here to remind us that behind every delicious bite is dedication, experience and pride of craft in his piece about the man who creates all of the soufflé potatoes for a New Orleans institution. Nola.com | The Times-picayune, nola.com, "NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune wins 11 awards in national features journalism contest," 26 June 2019 Unlike the majority of your hair-color trends named for delicious foods and refreshing beverages, a hue inspired by an edible fungus doesn't sound all that appealing. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Mushroom Blonde Is the Surprisingly Pretty Hair Color Trending for Summer," 26 June 2019 Use a serving spoon or spatula to scrape up the delicious charred bits from the bottom of the pan and stir them into the dish. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Priya Krishna reveals her signature recipes," 15 June 2019 Garlic grows best when fall planted, especially delicious gourmet hard neck varieties. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, "How to salvage your garden after a Colorado hail storm rips it apart," 11 June 2019

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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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delict

delictum

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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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