Definition of delectable in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈlɛktəb(ə)l/


1(Of food or drink) delicious: delectable handmade chocolates
More example sentences
  • Are you willing to admit how many times you have bought those handmade, delectable fruits dipped in chocolate right before your very eyes?
  • 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.
  • She could sense every delicious taste in the delectable dessert.
delicious, mouth-watering, appetizing, flavoursome, flavourful, toothsome, inviting, very enjoyable, very palatable;
succulent, luscious, rich, sweet;
tasty, savoury, piquant
informal scrumptious, delish, scrummy, yummy, yum-yum
British informal moreish
North American informal finger-licking, nummy
literary ambrosial
rare ambrosian, nectareous, nectarean, flavorous, sapid
1.1 humorous Extremely attractive: the delectable Ms Davis
More example sentences
  • Endearing, charming, sweet, delightful, cute, and delectable constitute most of the list.
  • All in all, everything was delectable, delightful, and pleasing.
  • The huge bookshop was delectable - an irresistible lure.
delightful, lovely, adorable, captivating, charming, enchanting, winning, engaging, appealing, beguiling;
beautiful, ravishing, gorgeous, stunning, pretty, extremely attractive, alluring, enticing, sexy, seductive, desirable, luscious;
Scottish & Northern English  bonny
informal divine, heavenly, dreamy, adorbs, sensational, knockout, drop-dead
British informal tasty
North American informal babelicious, bodacious, bootylicious
archaic fair, comely
rare pulchritudinous



Pronunciation: /dɪlɛktəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Oh, the sweetness of the irony, the delectability of the situation.
  • And if so, are the male viewer's prurient cravings exposed or validated by the esthetic delectability of such images?
  • Early colonists of the Eastern seaboard were astonished by the abundance, size and delectability of striped bass.


Pronunciation: /dɪˈlɛktəbli/
Example sentences
  • Leafy greens (including arugula, dandelion leaves and I think I even tasted sorrel) are delectably dressed with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and fresh oregano.
  • I started with a green salad that was fantastically fresh and the Japanese dressing was delectably tasty.
  • Barcelona is delightfully brash where Paris is delectably haughty, but Madrid?


Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin delectabilis, from delectare 'to charm' (see delight).

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