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Meaning of DELICIOUS

Pronunciation:  di'lishus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  variety of sweet eating apples
  2. [adj]  greatly pleasing or entertaining; "a delightful surprise"; "the comedy was delightful"; "a delicious joke"
  3. [adj]  extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
 

DELICIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: delectable, delightful, luscious, pleasant-tasting, pleasing, scrumptious, tasteful, toothsome, yummy
 
 See Also: dessert apple, eating apple, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*li"cious\, a. [OF. delicieus, F. d['e]licieux, L.
deliciosus, fr. deliciae delight, fr. delicere to allure. See
{Delight}.]
1. Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or
   grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming.

         Some delicious landscape.             --Coleridge.

         One draught of spring's delicious air. --Keble.

         Were not his words delicious?         --Tennyson.

2. Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious;
   effeminate. [Obs.]

         Others, lastly, of a more delicious and airy spirit,
         retire themselves to the enjoyments of ease and
         luxury.                               --Milton.

Syn: {Delicious}, {Delightful}.

Usage: Delicious refers to the pleasure derived from certain
       of the senses, particularly the taste and smell; as,
       delicious food; a delicious fragrance. Delightful may
       also refer to most of the senses (as, delightful
       music; a delightful prospect; delightful sensations),
       but has a higher application to matters of taste,
       feeling, and sentiment; as, a delightful abode,
       conversation, employment; delightful scenes, etc.

             Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in
             decay.                            --Smith.

             No spring, nor summer, on the mountain seen,
             Smiles with gay fruits or with delightful green.
                                               --Addison.

 
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