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 The kumquat tree, no longer under attack, had put forth fruit and blossom and been visited by bees; the marmalade Gerald had made (an excellent maker of jams, Gerald) was delicious spread on toast or on thick slices of Cheddar cheese. Fiona Mcfarlane, The New Yorker, "Demolition," 18 May 2020 Kolsch, German in origin, is a bit of a hybrid between an ale and lager, and this one is delicious. Marc Bona, cleveland, "10 beers to try in May (photos)," 10 May 2020 Canned corn is delicious, but there’s nothing like an ear of fresh corn on the cob with butter on top in the summer. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Here's the one thing you're not hearing about MLB's plan to play games," 7 May 2020 The sight of nearly every Democratic-aligned women's rights group queasily keeping silent about the story is simply delicious for the likes of Sean Hannity (though a few have started speaking out). Ryan Cooper, TheWeek, "The angst over Joe Biden's assault allegation has an easy resolution," 2 May 2020 According to Stanley, the six Dunkin’ regulars began leaving comments about how delicious the coffee is on Stanley’s other friend’s Instagram, and then started a new group chat of their own. Ashley Fetters, The Atlantic, "Losing Friends During a Pandemic," 29 Apr. 2020 All of them are delicious tossed through pasta and topped with parm and chile flakes. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appétit, "How to Make Do With Some Smart Swaps," 16 Apr. 2020 What's says comfort and support in a more Southern way than a plate full of delicious food? Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "5 Meaningful Ways to Show Your Gratitude for Nurses During National Nurses Week," 1 May 2020 Behold this perfect worm hotel where Red Wigglers provide you with rich compost and worm tea (nom nom) in exchange for delicious food and a place to rest their segments. Popular Science, "Four essentials for composting outdoors," 30 Apr. 2020

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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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27 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Delicious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delicious. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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delicious

adjective
How to pronounce Delicious (audio)

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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