Definition of delicious in English:

delicious

adjective

  • 1Highly pleasant to the taste.

    ‘delicious home-baked brown bread’
    • ‘Quinces have to be cooked, when they turn the most becoming pink and taste delicious.’
    • ‘Of course, the problem with sweets and cakes is that they taste delicious and we end up eating more than we set out to.’
    • ‘The point of this delicious salad is to gather whatever you have ready in the garden.’
    • ‘When he eventually opened the foil packet, the smell was amazing and the venison tasted delicious too.’
    • ‘I often put a table out of doors at my house in Surrey and pile it with big pots of delicious pasta and salads.’
    • ‘The delicious French bread we occasionally buy from our local deli is not French but Irish.’
    • ‘There will be the opportunity to taste many of the delicious products displayed.’
    • ‘Breakfast was included and consisted of delicious banana bread and juices.’
    • ‘The chicken tasted very fresh and the sauce was delicious with a strong mustard flavour.’
    • ‘Learn how to tell when a custard is set, why eggs need to be relaxed before baking, and taste delicious results!’
    • ‘They nearly always taste delicious and everyone seems to really like them.’
    • ‘The prawns were delicious and the salad accompanying it was incredibly fresh and crisp.’
    • ‘I chose the Thai fishcakes and mango salad, which were delicious and had a great chilli kick.’
    • ‘The wind may change, the smoke may drift over them, and still they taste delicious.’
    • ‘It was delicious and very moreish and one which I'll try to recreate at home.’
    • ‘Golden Wonder was not a high yielding potato but it used to be referred to as the king of spuds with a delicious taste.’
    • ‘We knew that we were going to be tasting some delicious dishes when we saw the huge variety of spices lined up.’
    • ‘No worries, they taste delicious and you will probably find your guests gobble them all up in no time.’
    • ‘Pork rillettes were a little salty for my taste but nonetheless delicious.’
    • ‘Now that's actually really good for your voice and it tastes absolutely delicious.’
    mouth-watering, appetizing, tasty, flavoursome, flavourful, delectable, toothsome, inviting, very enjoyable, very palatable
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    1. 1.1 Delightful.
      ‘a delicious irony’
      • ‘From sponge bags to aprons, from cushions to quilts, all covered in the delicious colours of spring.’
      • ‘And for a few, brief, delicious seconds, you might even do a bit of thinking about them.’
      • ‘In a stroke of delicious irony, their transformative record is merely alright.’
      • ‘There's a delicious, almost salivatory frisson to the way she discusses them.’
      • ‘It would be a delicious irony if these actions now deem him to be unfit to sit on the council.’
      • ‘Which would make that irony even more delicious.’
      • ‘In fact, the whole middle third of the album is just delicious.’
      • ‘But then Nicole arrives looking simply delicious, and her voice is tolerable enough.’
      delightful, exquisite, delectable, lovely, pleasurable, extremely enjoyable, extremely pleasant
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Origin

Middle English (also in the sense ‘characterized by sensuous indulgence’): via Old French from late Latin deliciosus, from Latin deliciae (plural) ‘delight, pleasure’.

Pronunciation

delicious

/dɪˈlɪʃəs/