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

Chef Ryan will prepare an array of delicious heavy hors-d’oeuvres and desserts. Sam Boyer, cleveland.com, "AAUW awards scholarships to two local women: Whit & Whimsey," 7 June 2019 Another highlight of our stay was the delicious breakfast prepared by Hearley, which included several kinds of baked breads, lemon pancakes with fresh blueberries, bacon, yogurt, other fresh fruits and coffee and juice. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Ringling brothers' century-old mansion is now a historical B&B in Baraboo," 7 June 2019 Like many teams at the Colorado BBQ Challenge and other competitions, the Proud Souls team also serves up delicious smoked meats and trimmings to the public. Sarah Kuta, The Denver Post, "Barbecue becomes a competitive sport as cooks go to great lengths to win the Colorado BBQ Challenge," 6 June 2019 Santa Cruz, California The metro that's the least affordable for teachers has it all for everyone else: lovely surfing, cute shops, delicious seafood. Erin Richards, USA TODAY, "These are the best U.S. cities to live in on a teacher's salary -- and the worst," 6 June 2019 This year though, Forever 21 is adding itself to the list of fans to this delicious snack. Teen Vogue, "Forever 21 and Cheetos Launch Limited Edition Collection," 6 June 2019 Betty's signature cheesecake was a delicious treat on the holidays. courant.com, "Elizabeth C. Satalino," 5 June 2019 Regardless, when our red-to-the-core tomatoes are allowed to ripen on the vine and then go straight to home cooks and restaurants, they are prized for their juiciness and delicious flavor. Ann Maloney, nola.com, "Dig into the red, ripe Creole Tomato Fest this weekend," 5 June 2019 Sheep's milk ricotta-stuffed ravioli was tender, simply topped with a little bottarga and lemon, and quite delicious. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Olio: Is the Italian plain delicious - or too plain?," 5 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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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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