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 Mixes from Williams-Sonoma and Triple Scoop are reliably delicious, but will turn out icier from lack of egg yolk and are admittedly less fun than making it from scratch. Matt Allyn, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2021 Naturally, Wintour’s breakfast of choice, avocado toast, was the winner across the table but the multi-grain pancakes dressed with strawberry compote and spring vegetable omelet were equally delicious. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, 14 July 2021 Whip up something delicious starring one or more of the vegetables from that list using our recipes. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 July 2021 This is the perfect stop for any road tripper looking to enjoy the comforts of a proper restaurant, especially for those wanting something delicious near Hearst Castle, another essential Highway 1 stop. Ali Wunderman, Forbes, 16 June 2021 This route through the valley takes you past nearly 30 farms, wineries and other spots to stop and buy something delicious. oregonlive, 3 June 2021 Bust out the apron and cook up something delicious for the special mom in your life for Mother’s Day. Holly Baumbach, chicagotribune.com, 29 Apr. 2021 My husband, however, can go in the kitchen with nary a cook time or ingredient list and come out with something delicious. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 21 Apr. 2021 Day is proud to have crafted something so delicious out of pinot noir grapes affected by 2020′s wildfires. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of delicious

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1898, 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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29 Jul 2021

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“Delicious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delicious. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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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

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deliciously adverb

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