There are 2 main definitions of delicious in English:


Line breaks: de|li¦cious
Pronunciation: /dɪˈlɪʃəs


1Highly pleasant to the taste: delicious home-baked brown bread
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  • When he eventually opened the foil packet, the smell was amazing and the venison tasted delicious too.
  • 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.
mouth-watering, appetizing, tasty, flavoursome, flavourful, delectable, toothsome, inviting, very enjoyable, very palatable;
succulent, luscious, rich, sweet;
savoury, piquant
British informal moreish
North American informal finger-licking, nummy
literary ambrosial
rare ambrosian, nectareous, nectarean, flavorous, sapid
1.1Delightful: a delicious irony
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  • 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.
  • But then Nicole arrives looking simply delicious, and her voice is tolerable enough.
delightful, exquisite, delectable, lovely, pleasurable, extremely pleasant/enjoyable
informal glorious, heavenly, divine


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



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  • Going for chicken tikka masala, I was rewarded with deliciously cooked meat in a sauce full of flavour and fresh vegetables.
  • The academic and satirist is best known for his deliciously dark and witty songs from the 1950s and 1960s.
  • This little plant with its deliciously chocolate-scented, rich maroon flowers has been popular for a long time now.


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  • The ad acknowledged the individual deliciousness of peanut butter and chocolate while arguing the merits of a union between these ‘two great tastes.’
  • Instead, religious missionaries continue to bring boring, sexless dogma to the rest of the world, while soda pop executives continue to bring crisp, refreshing deliciousness.
  • This could be a story about madness, or about the illusions we adopt to make life livable, or simply about the deliciousness of doughnuts (which of course have a void in the middle).

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There are 2 main definitions of delicious in English:


Syllabification: De·li·cious
Pronunciation: /diˈliSHəs/

Entry from US English dictionary


A red or yellow variety of eating apple with a sweet flavor and a slightly elongated shape, originally cultivated in the US.

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