Definition of delectable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪˈlektəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈlektəbl//
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  1. 1(of food and drink) extremely pleasant to taste, smell or look at synonym delicious the delectable smell of freshly baked bread delectable chocolate truffles
  2. 2(humorous) (of a person) very attractive his delectable body Steve’s latest girlfriend, the delectable Tara.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin delectabilis, from delectare ‘to charm’, frequentative of delicere.
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