Definition of delectable in English:



  • 1(of food or drink) delicious.

    ‘delectable handmade chocolates’
    • ‘Many of our growing years have been spent tasting the delectable food prepared by parents and grandparents.’
    • ‘She could sense every delicious taste in the delectable dessert.’
    • ‘Are you willing to admit how many times you have bought those handmade, delectable fruits dipped in chocolate right before your very eyes?’
    • ‘Follow the islanders to find the most delectable food in the area.’
    • ‘Also excellent are the marinated lamb skewers, served with delectable peanut sauce.’
    • ‘Licking the last of the delectable onion sauce off his fork, he carefully pushed his cutlery together and sat back in his chair, satiated.’
    • ‘There are delectable dishes of poultry, seafood, and lamb on the menu, which is extensive enough to satisfy the gourmet in you.’
    • ‘The fillet or rump steaks are delectable and reasonably sized, served with an array of mouth-watering sauces.’
    • ‘Since I'm almost done all my baking, I can share with you the most delicious and delectable cookie recipes that I have made this year.’
    • ‘The delectable food during the festival remains acts as a magnet.’
    • ‘With a little effort, you can whisk the most delectable puddings from custards, fruits, cream, sugar and nuts.’
    • ‘Don't let a sugar-laden cookie, bar, pudding, cheesecake or delectable cream puff pass your lips for seven days.’
    • ‘This is a stylish cosy bar with delectable drinks and soul-filled sounds.’
    • ‘It takes a pretty good cook to turn meat, fish, vegetables and other ingredients into a delectable dish.’
    • ‘In the afternoon you turn the ingredients gathered into delectable dishes.’
    • ‘Juicy mangoes are one of our most delectable delights.’
    • ‘How jealous he felt as she looked at Jake, as if he was some delectable cream pudding she would like to eat.’
    • ‘In reality, it's not a sacrifice - there are far too many delectable foods on the healthy foods chart.’
    • ‘Master chefs have their hands full preparing a variety of delectable dishes with zany flavours and tangy taste.’
    • ‘Whether it's plucking delectable mushrooms from the ground or pulling fruit straight off the trees, gathering wild food is incredibly satisfying.’
    delicious, mouth-watering, appetizing, flavoursome, flavourful, toothsome, inviting, very enjoyable, very palatable
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    1. 1.1humorous Extremely attractive.
      ‘the delectable Ms Davis’
      • ‘Endearing, charming, sweet, delightful, cute, and delectable constitute most of the list.’
      • ‘The huge bookshop was delectable - an irresistible lure.’
      • ‘The delicate and delectable paintings on display look strikingly different.’
      • ‘Nanny is attractive, bright, 25 with a delectable smile and good manners.’
      • ‘All in all, everything was delectable, delightful, and pleasing.’
      delightful, lovely, adorable, captivating, charming, enchanting, winning, engaging, appealing, beguiling
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Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin delectabilis, from delectare to charm (see delight).