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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.


adv. In a delectable manner.

Usage examples of "delectably".

No--she shivered delectably at the memory of his embrace and his searching lips.

An entire class of Lamai winterlings, all primly, delectably identical, but each one hoping she would be the one reached for, when and if the moment came.

Although the thrill of discovery of Stroud's magical realm may have worn off slightly, fans of book one will enjoy revisiting this delectably uneasy bond between boy and djinni.