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



    BrE BrE//dɪˈlɪʃəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈlɪʃəs//
    Taste of food
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  1. 1having a very pleasant taste or smell Who cooked this? It's delicious. a delicious alternative to cheese This dish is delicious with cream. See related entries: Taste of food
  2. 2(literary) extremely pleasant or enjoyable the delicious coolness of the breeze A delicious shiver of excitement ran through his body.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (also in the sense ‘characterized by sensuous indulgence’): via Old French from late Latin deliciosus, from Latin deliciae (plural) ‘delight, pleasure’.Extra examples The meal was really delicious. The recipe sounds delicious. Their hens provide them with delicious and nutritious eggs. Lentils cooked with garlic make a delicious accompaniment to sausages or red meat. What’s that? It smells delicious. Who cooked this? It’s absolutely delicious.
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