Definition of deliciously in US English:



  • 1In a way that is highly pleasant to the senses, especially taste.

    ‘the trout was light and crisp, deliciously cooked’
    ‘the cake smelled deliciously of lemon’
    ‘an orange-fleshed honeydew that tasted deliciously sweet’
    • ‘The smooth, buttery, melt-in-the-mouth flesh marries deliciously with strong dressings or herbs.’
    • ‘The forest was dense and smelled deliciously green.’
    • ‘There is nowhere else in the area which sells deliciously fresh food at such favourable prices.’
    • ‘Each table is fitted with a grill for you to cook the deliciously marinated meat.’
    • ‘For just 80 calories a serving, you'll cover your daily calcium needs while enjoying a deliciously filling, nutritious and low-calorie beverage.’
    • ‘One of my favourite recipes using cardamom pods is a deliciously warming tea which I drink in the winter to ward off colds, coughs and flu.’
    • ‘Shauna documented her attempts to eat deliciously well on a gluten-free diet.’
    • ‘Using hot peppers in my garlic-red pepper-olive oil pasta, makes the August heat seem deliciously cool.’
    • ‘Modern hyacinth hybrids are among the most deliciously scented flowers in the garden.’
    • ‘This creation involves char-grilled tenderloin and an extravagance of deliciously caramelized onion.’
    1. 1.1as submodifier In a way that is very pleasing; delightfully.
      ‘it's smart satire and deliciously silly’
      ‘a deliciously dark comedy’
      • ‘Newton's performance here is nothing short of deliciously delirious.’
      • ‘It is a creepy ghost story, deliciously acted for maximum effect.’
      • ‘As the plot deliciously twists and turns, it becomes more engaging and more human.’
      • ‘From blenders to eggbeaters, it's all here, somewhere, in this deliciously jumbled secondhand-cookware store.’
      • ‘This unsettling, spiky, deliciously entertaining little show is a triumphant reminder of why the company has survived so long.’
      • ‘This is deliciously extraverted music, deliciously conducted by Boskovsky.’
      • ‘It's a dark vision, but one so deliciously well-executed that you can't help but cheer it on.’
      • ‘Certainly not Brando's finest hour, but it's deliciously over the top.’
      • ‘What follows is a cross between Easy Rider, Alice in Wonderland, and a deliciously subverted Wizard of Oz.’
      • ‘It's deliciously grown-up, avoiding slapstick in favour of fortuitous mishap.’