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Examples of scrumptious in a Sentence
baked a scrumptious chocolate cake
Recent Examples of scrumptious from the Web
The red and white sangria with generous floating fruit is smooth and refreshing, the spring sweet pea smoothly blended soup and entrees such as succulent sea scallops are scrumptious.
Although Boston is renowned for its scrumptious seafood, residents flock to the city’s many taco restaurants for a meal that is both delectable and affordable.
Warm crimini and morel mushrooms were salty, garlicky, and scrumptious, especially mixed with an order of coconut sticky rice.
Order food from the kitchen — my ribeye sandwich, $11.75, was scrumptious — then a brew from Border Psycho, Ramuri or another Baja brewery (pints are $2.50 to $4).
Steaks are the specialty here, but save some room for Angela Lee's chocolate or coconut cake (husband Harold Lee, Jr., is executive chef, and Angela helps run things and bakes scrumptious desserts).
That scrumptious course was followed by another: roast lamb, thought to be the perfect accompaniment to the wines of the Médoc.
In Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, zoologist and author Bill Schutt uses science, humor and engaging storytelling to expose all the gory details of this underappreciated yet surprisingly scrumptious subject.
What better way to impress your valentine than by giving a homemade indulgence with a scrumptious edge?
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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).
Origin and Etymology of scrumptious
perhaps alteration of sumptuous
First Known Use: 1830See Words from the same year
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: very pleasant to taste
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