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

But Outerlands’ former pastry chef, Mary Denham, maintained the traditional concept of soaking the cake in a delicious creamy liquid, and topping it with frosting. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: Outerlands’ Toasted Coconut Tres Leches Cake," 13 Sep. 2019 And $156 is a small price to pay for a truly delicious burrito. oregonlive, "Here are the 10 cheapest flight destinations from Portland this fall," 12 Sep. 2019 Transform your favorite cupcake batter into some delicious monster cupcakes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "One-Eyed Monster Cupcake," 12 Sep. 2019 There will be a home-baked goods table, including a large selection of delicious desserts and tea breads. courant.com, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 11 Sep. 2019 Then, try your hand at creating these dishes in a Japanese cooking class, and wash down your meal with a delicious cup of matcha tea, made from ground green tea leaves. National Geographic, "Japan Middle School Expedition," 10 Sep. 2019 For starters, this adults-only train ride comes with delicious passed hors d'oeuvres and two complimentary glasses of wine. Marlisse Cepeda, Country Living, "7 Christmas Train Rides That Will Make Your Holidays Merrier," 10 Sep. 2019 From Brazil to South Africa these Black men are delicious eye candy! Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "26 Photos of Traveling Black Men That Will Keep You Hot & Inspired to Go," 9 Sep. 2019 In January 2019, Martin shared a delicious-looking snap of some avocado toast and revealed that his regal friend Meghan had prepared the snack. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Birthday Surprise for Makeup Artist Daniel Martin Is So Sweet," 8 Sep. 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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