delicious

adjective
de·li·cious | \di-ˈli-shəs \

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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Additionally, this salad is delicious chilled, and the honeydew melon is juicy and refreshing. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "On a hot day, this quinoa salad can cool you down - without overheating your kitchen," 11 July 2018 And the pappardelle with tomato and corn was also delicious; the wide pasta was light, almost sheer, mixed with just-sweet corn, tomatoes, basil and chunks of meaty bacon that goes with everything else. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Clyborne Provisions and Spirits is a suburban surprise," 27 June 2018 That so much of it was actively delicious seemed like a miracle. New York Times, "A Brooklyn Favorite for Jamaican Food Beats the Odds," 26 June 2018 But what's even more delicious, according to two kids from an interracial family and their friend, is mixing them together. USA TODAY, "Interracial family asks Blue Bell to change name of Great Divide, the chocolate-vanilla mix," 14 June 2018 There is only your ideal latte: the one optimized to be maximally delicious to your palate. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "Great News Everyone, We’ll Never Have Shared Food Experiences Ever Again," 15 May 2018 Chai Spiced Your regular order at Starbucks is even more delicious when paired with oats. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "13 Overnight Oats Recipes to Meal Prep Like a Pinterest Pro," 23 Mar. 2018 At The Halal Guys in Arlington, the menu is simple, the prices are cheap and the food is predictably delicious. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "Halal Guys just might be the champ of Arlington's Champions Park dining scene | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 22 Mar. 2018 My wife—whose cookbook-cum-memoir, Love Laughter and Lunch, is filled with delicious Greek recipes—can often be found preparing feasts that are then served on the outdoor dining patio. Zander Abranowicz, ELLE Decor, "A Modern Take on Greek Island Living in Serifos," 2 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

: very pleasing or enjoyable

delicious

adjective
de·li·cious | \di-ˈli-shəs \

Kids Definition of delicious

: giving great pleasure especially to the taste or smell

Other Words from delicious

deliciously adverb

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