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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Regardless which one, the three CAOS actors got into plenty of hilarious shenanigans, all the while eating some delicious snacks. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Watch Ross Lynch Attempt to Draw His "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Co-Stars Kiernan Shipka and Gavin Leatherwood," 10 Apr. 2019 Some of the products are spin-offs on popular Trader Joe’s products, while others a new items packed with delicious flavor. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "Trader Joe's Is Releasing 7 New Products for Spring and Summer," 9 Apr. 2019 This method produces softer, pillowy gnocchi that are equally delicious with a fancy sauce or a simple sprinkle of cheese and pepper. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make Your Own Version of Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi," 9 Apr. 2019 As guests enjoyed the last spoonfuls of dessert—a delicious raspberry tart—the legendary singer placed the winning bid on an ethereal portrait by Yelena Yemchuk. Vogue, "Erykah Badu, Mario Sorrenti, and Francesco Clemente Attend the Dallas Contemporary Spring Gala," 8 Apr. 2019 Villanelle has emerged as a sort of fashion icon for her delicious tailored suits. Jill Gutowitz, Glamour, "Killing Eve Is Made for Women By Women, and It Shows," 8 Apr. 2019 At the home of her neighbors in Lake Forest, Illinois, Shelley Johnstone managed to create a delicious dining room using, essentially, two colors. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "This Dining Room Uses Just Two Colors to Make It Feel Dreamy," 20 Mar. 2019 Meanwhile, Democrats in New York’s State Assembly are planning a rather delicious stunt of their own. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Amazon’s HQ2 stunt could come back to haunt it," 14 Nov. 2018 Calhoun County in Southern Illinois has delicious peaches, especially around Hardin, IL. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Who knew peaches could be so political?," 12 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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