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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a delicious meal
▪ ‘It was a delicious meal,’ Merrill said politely.
a delicious smell (=a pleasant smell of food)
▪ There were delicious smells emanating from the kitchen.
▪ Mango has a delicious flavour.
▪ The taste was absolutely delicious.
▪ a delicious creamy taste
▪ Thanks for dinner – the food was delicious.
food tastes good/delicious etc
▪ The food at Jan’s house always tastes good.
smell delicious
▪ That soup smells delicious.
taste good/nice/delicious/great
▪ The apples weren’t very big but they tasted good.
▪ I am assured that they are absolutely delicious.
▪ The result looked like a misshapen, over-sized hamburger which we ate at teatime, and all agreed was absolutely delicious.
▪ The Mars bar will melt into a gooey mess ... which tastes absolutely delicious.
▪ This one's just as much of a prezzie for you as it is for him because it smells absolutely delicious!
▪ All are under 300 calories and all taste absolutely delicious.
▪ How very kind of you to send that cake round to the rectory. Absolutely delicious.
▪ It was absolutely delicious and a welcome change from the meat Marcus had been giving me lately.
▪ She simply looks satisfied, as if she had just bitten into the most delicious slab of chocolate she ever tasted.
▪ Among the most delicious are pea shoots and pea leaves, which are often stir-fried with garlic.
▪ Mrs Malaprop is one of the most delicious characters ever to gratify the stage.
▪ Several times during the performance she permitted the most delicious show of her own.
▪ Potted game is most delicious and delicate with hot thin crisp brown toast for tea or as a first course at lunch.
▪ Most Cheshire is eaten young, but it is quite delicious when matured.
▪ It is waxed like an Edam and is quite delicious.
▪ Delicate, direct and quite delicious.
▪ They really are quite delicious once you get used to the idea.
▪ Here with us. So delicious, eh?
▪ Still a few sea bass here, though they're so delicious that they hardly have time to freeze.
▪ There are also two-day tours involving overnight stays at country hotels as well as delicious food.
▪ When she went home to tea with them she ate delicious food.
▪ But the delicious food had been too delicate for their hearty taste.
▪ Thanks to the delicious food, the relaxed out-of-doors location and Vitor's good humour, enjoyment was not a problem.
▪ Tasting delicious food is one of them.
▪ How is a person to keep from eating delicious food if it will later make him sick?
▪ Cranston loved this place, a veritable den of iniquity but one which sold good ales, fine wine and delicious food.
▪ Lauriston Farm Restaurant Enjoy a fabulous view over the Forth as well as a delicious meal.
▪ They had eaten the delicious meal to the sound of the river flowing past while the sun faded behind the skyline.
▪ Filled with recipes for quick, easy, yet substantial and delicious meals it may soon become your bible.
▪ The Coach House and Buttery restaurants offer delicious meals and refreshments.
▪ The delicious smell was twisting his simple mind into knots of ravening hunger.
▪ Stafford opened the oven, releasing a burst of delicious smells.
▪ The warm, delicious smell of home baking emanating from the kitchen made Beth realise just how hungry she was.
▪ Coming home from school on a Friday afternoon, the delicious smell emanating from our kitchen permeated the entire tenement.
▪ Soon there are delicious smells wafting through the house.
▪ There was a delicious smell wafting from a pink hyacinth which was growing in a glass on the table at his side.
▪ But the bread oven conjures up delicious smells of baking and a homely warmth, missing in most modern homes.
▪ The fallout is the delicious smell of burgers and soggy onions that wafts tantalisingly across a crowd estimated at 42,000 by Jakki.
▪ He waited in delicious anticipation.
▪ Mmm. This wine is delicious.
▪ Thank you, that was a delicious meal.
▪ The apple pie is delicious with vanilla ice cream.
▪ The chocolate pie was delicious!
▪ Blues is a delicious full fat soft blue cheese with a creamy texture and good bite.
▪ Dining is a pleasurable necessity and our menu delicious.
▪ I drank, and never did Ganymede serve the gods with nectar more delicious or refreshing.
▪ Sliced, sea scallops could be made delicious in five minutes flat.
▪ The ambulance came and I was filled with delicious brandy but was instantly sick when I got to Imtarfa Hospital.
▪ When she went home to tea with them she ate delicious food.
▪ You are simply there to have a good time or pursue a particularly delicious passion, when suddenly-it happens.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Delicious \De*li"cious\, a. [OF. delicieus, F. d['e]licieux, L. deliciosus, fr. deliciae delight, fr. delicere to allure. See Delight.]

  1. Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming.

    Some delicious landscape.

    One draught of spring's delicious air.

    Were not his words delicious?

  2. Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious; effeminate. [Obs.]

    Others, lastly, of a more delicious and airy spirit, retire themselves to the enjoyments of ease and luxury.

    Syn: Delicious, Delightful.

    Usage: Delicious refers to the pleasure derived from certain of the senses, particularly the taste and smell; as, delicious food; a delicious fragrance. Delightful may also refer to most of the senses (as, delightful music; a delightful prospect; delightful sensations), but has a higher application to matters of taste, feeling, and sentiment; as, a delightful abode, conversation, employment; delightful scenes, etc.

    Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in decay.

    No spring, nor summer, on the mountain seen, Smiles with gay fruits or with delightful green.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300 (implied in deliciously), from Old French delicios (Modern French délicieux), from Late Latin deliciosus "delicious, delicate," from Latin delicia (plural deliciae) "a delight, allurement, charm," from delicere "to allure, entice," from de- "away" (see de-) + lacere "lure, deceive" (related to laqueus "noose, snare;" see lace). As a name of a type of apple, attested from 1903, first grown by Jesse Hiatt of Iowa, U.S.A. Colloquial shortening delish is attested from 1920.


a. 1 Pleasing to taste; tasty. 2 (context colloquial English) Metaphorically pleasing to taste; pleasing to the eyes or mind.

  1. adj. greatly pleasing or entertaining; "a delightful surprise"; "the comedy was delightful"; "a delicious joke" [syn: delightful]

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

Delicious (website)

Delicious (stylized is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. The site was founded by Joshua Schachter and Peter Gadjokov in 2003 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005. By the end of 2008, the service claimed more than 5.3 million users and 180 million unique bookmarked URLs. Yahoo sold Delicious to AVOS Systems in April 2011, and the site relaunched in a "back to beta" state on September 27 that year. In May 2014, AVOS sold the site to Science Inc. In January 2016 Delicious Media, a new alliance, reported it had assumed control of the service.


Delicious may refer to:

Delicious (film)

Delicious (1931) is an American Pre-Code Gershwin musical romantic comedy film starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, directed by David Butler, with color sequences in Multicolor (now lost).

Delicious (song)

"Delicious" is a song by English Britpop band Sleeper, written by the band's vocalist and guitarist Louise Wener along with guitarist Jon Stewart. It was the second single to be released from their debut album Smart in 1994, reaching number 75 on the UK Singles Chart.

Delicious (game series)

Delicious is a series of time management casual games that is developed by Zylom Studios and later on by Gamehouse Studios. From the 7th game onwards, the games are developed by Gamehouse Studios and Blue Giraffe.

The games tell the story of Emily, a waitress who aspires to one day run her own restaurant, and who works in several other restaurants in order to earn the money to eventually make her dream come true.

After releasing the first 3 games of the series, Zylom decided to "renew" the series by adding some factors to it to make Emily's world more memorable and natural. As a result of this, from the fourth game onwards, the series received high appreciation and reviews from casual game critics and gamers, such as Gamezebo, who gave the seventh game, Emily's True Love, a maximum 5/5 star overall review.

Delicious (Jeanette album)

Delicious is the second studio album by German pop singer Jeanette. It was released by Universal Records on 12 November 2001 in Germany.

Delicious (novel)

Delicious is a historical romance by Sherry Thomas.

Usage examples of "delicious".

Riane gave a little moan of longing, and for a delicious moment the kiss consumed them both in a perfumed cloud of citrus and musk.

According to the new division of Italy, the fertile and happy province of Campania, the scene of the early victories and of the delicious retirements of the citizens of Rome, extended between the sea and the Apennine, from the Tiber to the Silarus.

The rice was hot and so was the bowl of delicious stewed tomatoes and two chap atis The water was refreshingly cool and served in a clean glass.

She was vampire and not susceptible to mortals no matter how bedworthy and delicious, but heading her van toward Bringham, she acknowledged the truth.

She sighed with relieved delight when a deep earthenware dish of Boeuf Bourguignon was placed before the Professor, and her nose wrinkled appreciatively at the delicious aroma of steak and pork and onions and the tang of the red wine in which they had been cooking for hours.

Though delicious crusty, yeasty bread is the most wonderful complex carbohydrate in the world, all the breads at Canyon Ranch range from boring to gruesome.

The Chantarelle, Cantharellus cibarius, has the smell of a ripe apricot, a delicious odor and easily detected.

So it has ever been, since I was a child at Cereus House, whipped for disobedience, a delicious languor suffusing my aching flesh.

When the curtain came down for the very last time, he led her out to the car and drove to the Savoy Grill and gave her a delicious supper: lobster thermidor, with a mouthwatering salad, chaudfroid of raspberries and endless coffee and petits fours.

Back in the hotel, right now, in the elevator stopped between the kitchen and the banquet floors, I tell Tyler how I sneezed on the trout in aspic for the dermatologist convention and three people told me it was too salty and one person said it was delicious.

Carrie sat looking out of the window throughout the short journey along Tooley Street, and as the cab took the bend at Dockhead and drove along the wide Jamaica Road she could not stop thinking of the 261 handsome young man who had wined and dined her, and reawakened certain feelings that were both delicious and dangerous.

The Hispaniolians locate their elysium in a pleasant valley abounding with guava, delicious fruits, cool shades, and murmuring rivulets, where they expect to live again with their departed ancestors and friends.

A delicious smell wafted from a porcelain bowl on the tray as Eupraxia set it down.

And what else would one eat at a lakeside inn but the delicious fogas in that secret caper sauce of yours?

Prudence feeling mean as she ate her sole, which was bathed in a delicious sauce and accompanied by croquette potatoes, courgettes in a cream sauce, and tomatoes with a forcemeat stuffing, while her aunt ate boiled fish, one potato and the courgettes without a sauce.