Definition of deluxe in US English:



  • Luxurious or sumptuous; of a superior kind.

    ‘a deluxe hotel’
    • ‘The standard package includes a de luxe room and champagne on arrival, for £350.’
    • ‘Twenty thousand copies are expected to be published, among which there will be a limited de luxe edition with silk end-sheets bound in gold blocked leather.’
    • ‘Their resort hotels, like most of their city centre establishments, were aimed at customers seeking first-class or even de luxe accommodation.’
    • ‘He may have masterminded the design of many of his stock of objects de luxe and automata, but they were made in the workshops of leading craftsmen nearby.’
    • ‘They offer a whole range of facials, massage, pedicure, manicure and chiropody treatments, ranging in price from £24 for a basic pedicure to £39 for the super de luxe.’
    • ‘The series was set in Wapping, in what has since become a gentrified landscape, home to prosperous businesses and City types who dwell in its newly built de luxe homes.’
    • ‘Instead, we see the upper crust and their fabulous lifestyles: fashionably dressed heroes and heroines, luxuriously furnished buildings, de luxe cars, and posh hotels.’
    • ‘All we are saying is that we aspire to be the finest de luxe hotel in the city.’
    • ‘The real editor's room - the oak-panelled office on the third floor - is merely de luxe.’
    • ‘What this article does argue is that the first-class or de luxe resort hotel market was not the most profitable or the best long-term investment for the companies.’
    • ‘New this season are two super de luxe suites and a huge ice chandelier above the bar.’
    • ‘Theirs was the Prince of Wales carriage, an historic carriage of de luxe suites which smelt of cedar polish.’
    luxurious, luxury, sumptuous, palatial, opulent, splendid, magnificent, lavish, grand, rich, superior, high-class, quality, exclusive, choice, select, elegant, well appointed, fancy
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Early 19th century: French de luxe, literally ‘of luxury’.