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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ a delectable chocolate souffle
▪ But each pointed fruit has a delectable, intense wild strawberry flavor.
▪ Fried onions make the final delectable touch.
▪ In fact, many gourmets consider pheasant and grouse to be the most delectable of all game birds.
▪ That's a pity, since we lose a linking passage which contains delectable music.
▪ Then they loaded the purchases into the car, and went with free hands to view the delectable older parts of Comerbourne.
▪ This delectable recipe from her book can be served as an entree or alongside grilled fish or chicken.
▪ This is a cheerful work with a delectable slow movement and a finale which presages Papageno's music.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Delectable \De*lec"ta*ble\, a. [OF. delitable, OF. delitable, F. d['e]lectable, fr. L. delectabilis, fr. delectare to delight. See Delight.]

  1. Highly pleasing; delightful.

    Delectable both to behold and taste.

  2. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste; same as luscious, 1.

    Syn: delicious, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy. [WordNet 1.5] -- De*lec"ta*ble*ness, n. -- De*lec"ta*bly, adv. -- De*lec`ta*bil"i*ty, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Old French delectable, from Latin delectabilis "delightful," from delectare (see delight (n.)). Related: Delectably.


a. Pleasing to the taste; delicious. n. Something fitting the above description.

  1. adj. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste [syn: delicious, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy]

  2. capable of arousing desire; "the delectable Miss Haynes" [syn: sexually attractive]


Delectable is the second album by AOR band Romeo's Daughter.

Usage examples of "delectable".

And when we had wel tasted and eaten of the same delectable meat, there was deliuered to vs a goodly cup of the aforenamed Beryl, with his couer, and couered ouer that also with a thinne Veyle of silke and Gold curiously folded into the fourme of a Canapie, the ends cast ouer the shoulders of the bearers, and hanging down their backe.

The delectable delectation of that thrilling moment, that pure stimulating first glimpse of nudity.

Maude and the day of her arrival at the little railway station, he displayed to Maude a more benign conduct, especially as regards the moderate dosage of fustigation which he found it necessary to inflict on her delectable bare buttocks to rouse her to meet and encompass his carnal passions.

Tucker Thompson, anticipating that his crowd would want to lodge at the Bali Hai, checked the place out and satisfied himself that the rooms were clean and the drinks honest, but then he discovered something that sent icicles right up his spine: the Bali Hai was sometimes overrun by hordes of groupies who wanted to be where the action was, and since many of them were delectable and still in their teens, he could foresee disaster.

For when we had passed through many townes and villages, I fortuned to espy a pleasant garden, wherein beside many other flowers of delectable hiew, were new and fresh roses : and being very joyful, and desirous to catch some as I passed by, I drew neerer and neerer : and while my lips watered upon them, I thought of a better advice more profitable for me, lest if from an asse I should become a man, I might fall into the hands of the theeves, and either by suspition that I were some witch, or for feare that I should utter their theft, I should be slaine, wherefore I abstained for that time from eating of Roses, and enduring my present adversity, I did eat hay as other Asses did.

He had stridden over them for hours and had found delectable things--a new lochan with trout rising among yellow water-lilies, a glen full of alders and singing waters, a hollow with old gnarled firs in it and the ruins of a cottage pink with foxgloves.

Nothing like trying to catch slimy frogs for two rambunctious five-year-olds to get the delectable Cassie Miller off his mind.

Of all delectable islands the Neverland is the snuggest and most compact, not large and sprawly, you know, with tedious distances between one adventure and another, but nicely crammed.

Still talking, still spouting poppycock, I thrust the haunch of the suid into the flames and held it there until the popping of its skin and the outrush of a delectable fragrance had overwhelmed our entire company.

Michael played caterer, converting his nervous energy to productive use in the kitchen, where he assembled a delectable antipasto of sliced meat, cheese and vegetables.

It was not until he had kissed Cerynise on their wedding day that he had actually become appreciative of that delectable practice.

The authors of these exciting and flattering appeals do not surround their theory with proper safeguards, nor do they tell the world that they have served up a delectable dish of Pantheism for popular deglutition.

Kamel ordered pastilla au pigeon: a pie with crispy crust dipped in cinnamon and sugar, stuffed with a delectable combination of ground pigeon meat, minced scrambled eggs, raisins, toasted almonds, and exotic spices.

It attacked, threatening to gobble up Punny, because she was delectable, and Unpun tried to protect her.

The delectable delight awakened by her soft flesh stroking across the flinty hard shaft made her shiver with renewed desire.