Definition of luscious in English:

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luscious

Pronunciation: /ˈləSHəs/

adjective

1(Of food or wine) having a pleasingly rich, sweet taste: a luscious and fragrant dessert wine
More example sentences
  • Huge chocolate bars, fizzy drinks, luscious cakes and tempting sweets are in every shop.
  • I blew out the candles on my twelfth birthday cake, indulging in the luscious chocolate taste.
  • Now I am guessing that a sweeter Meyer lemon would make really sweet and luscious lemon tartelettes.
Synonyms
delicious, succulent, lush, juicy, mouthwatering, lip-smacking, sweet, tasty, appetizing
informal scrumptious, yummy, nummy
literary ambrosial
1.1Richly verdant or opulent.
Example sentences
  • But it's also one of the prettiest, with richly coloured pictures of luscious foliage, yellow sands and strange devils' faces peeping from trees.
  • At the minute the Village Green looks luscious and beautiful, but without the help of the community this will no longer be the case.
  • A window on the far wall gave a beautiful view of the luscious jungle landscape of Nede.
1.2(Of a woman) very sexually attractive.
Example sentences
  • She was luscious, there was no other way to put it.
  • Here, we present 16 luscious females, each of whom has a tenuous link to football and ask: just who has the hottest totty?
  • And I never told anyone, bar those luscious ladies, of it until now.
Synonyms
sexy, sexually attractive, nubile, ravishing, gorgeous, seductive, alluring, sultry, beautiful, stunning
informal drop-dead gorgeous, hot, curvy, foxy, cute

Derivatives

lusciously

Pronunciation: /ˈləSHəslē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • But if you smell fried chicken and doughnuts when you're walking down the street and hungry, you're going to want something lusciously fatty.
  • The roasted red and yellow peppers, zucchini, eggplant and asparagus were just so, and the heady porcini mushroom risotto underlying it all was lusciously creamy.
  • I did have a problem getting the cheeses really emulsified, and instead of lusciously coating my pasta, they clumped up a bit.

lusciousness

Pronunciation: /ˈləSHəsnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • ‘This one,’ I said, picking up the largest round sable brush in the box and running its lovely, sexy, begging-for-water lusciousness over my fingers.
  • Although it was a film made with great care and had a visual lusciousness and style all its own, I have to confess that because things did move quite slowly, I went to sleep.
  • The lusciousness of solitude is a pleasure I subscribe to.

Origin

Late Middle English: perhaps an alteration of obsolete licious, shortened form of delicious.

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  • delicious from Middle English:

    This comes from late Latin deliciosus, from Latin deliciae ‘delight, pleasure’. Luscious (Late Middle English) may be an alteration of delicious.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: lus·cious

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