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Examples of scrumptious in a Sentence
baked a scrumptious chocolate cake
Recent Examples of scrumptious from the Web
The poke appetizer, which was notably spicy but tempered the heat with watermelon cubes that looked just like the raw tuna, was scrumptious.
Across the street, Crème Cafe serves scrumptious crepes of both the sweet and savory varieties, plus coffee drinks and fresh baked goods.
Go wild — the produce aisle is the limit. Mini-appetizers wouldn’t be as scrumptious without mini-cocktails, and these options will please just about everyone.
Now, the business is known for its scrumptious cupcakes.
Naegelin’s Bakery: This is a scrumptious Texas tradition; folks come from miles around and nobody leaves empty handed.
Learn local recipes handed down from generation to generation, before enjoying a scrumptious breakfast.
Princi, Via Speronari 6, 02-874-797; princi.it: Truly scrumptious bread, pizza, and focaccia by the slice in a sleek setting designed by Claudio Silvestrin.
Open during gallery hours on weekdays and for dinner on Fridays and Saturday nights, the menu here is diverse, fresh, and scrumptious.
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Did You Know?
First appearing in English in 1830, "scrumptious" is a mouth-watering word that is used to describe what is delightful and delectable. It probably originated as an alteration of "sumptuous," and it carries the elegant and wonderful connotations of its parent. (Sumptuous derives via Middle English from the Latin verb sumere, meaning "to take or spend.") British author Roald Dahl had some fun with "scrumptious," and created a delightful coinage, when he inserted the infix "-diddly-" into the word to make "scrumdiddlyumptious," the word that chocolate magnate Willy Wonka uses to name his best-selling treats in his novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964).
SCRUMPTIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scrumptious for English Language Learners
: very pleasant to taste
SCRUMPTIOUS Defined for Kids
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