Definition of delicious
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
Examples of delicious in a Sentence
This is the most delicious ice cream I have ever eaten.
Delicious aromas were floating from the kitchen.
a delicious bit of gossip
Recent Examples of delicious from the Web
Chain and local stores will celebrate National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 2, with free, delicious treats for customers.
Though many cultures use the banana-esque plantain as a starch source in their meals, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rican styles of mofongo are among of the most delicious ways to eat the green, unripe fruit (known to some as cooking bananas).
BBQ BINGO NIGHT Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5 pm to 7pm Take a break from the kitchen and come in for a delicious BBQ dinner plate (BBQ beef brisket sandwich, chips, pickle, dessert & drink) or pick up one to take home.
Guests can enjoy delicious food, drinks, live music and see who will win the title of ‘
A host of cities and towns have adopted this delicious fruit (which, by the way, is not technically a berry) as their toothsome icon of excellence.
There are eastern percussions, synthesizers, strings, and organs resulting in a delicious mélange of sacred and blissful music.
Muscadet, too, would be delicious, particularly a bottle with some richness to it.
Cocktails are often herbaceous, usually amaro-heavy, uniformly delicious, a little challenging, and just right for this jaunty secret clubhouse.
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Origin and Etymology of delicious
Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin deliciosus, from Latin deliciae delights, from delicere to allure
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Delicious
: 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
First Known Use of delicious
DELICIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of delicious for English Language Learners
: very pleasant to taste
: having a smell that suggests a very pleasant taste
: very pleasing or enjoyable
DELICIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of delicious for Students
: giving great pleasure especially to the taste or smell
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