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delicious (dɪˈlɪʃəs Pronunciation for delicious



  1. very appealing to the senses, esp to the taste or smell
  2. extremely enjoyable or entertaining   ⇒ a delicious joke

Derived Forms

deˈliciously adverb
deˈliciousness noun

Word Origin

C13: from Old French, from Late Latin dēliciōsus, from Latin dēliciae delights, charms, from dēlicere to entice; see delight

Translations for 'delicious'

  • British English: deliciousPronunciation for delicious Delicious food or drink has an extremely pleasant taste.There was a wide choice of delicious meals.dɪˈlɪʃəs ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: شَهِيّPronunciation for شَهِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: deliciosoPronunciation for delicioso deliciosa
  • Chinese: 好吃的Pronunciation for 好吃的
  • Croatian: slastanPronunciation for slastan slasna, slasno
  • Czech: lahodnýPronunciation for lahodný
  • Danish: lækkerPronunciation for lækker
  • Dutch: lekkerPronunciation for lekker
  • European Spanish: deliciosoPronunciation for delicioso deliciosa
  • Finnish: herkullinenPronunciation for herkullinen
  • French: délicieuxPronunciation for délicieux
  • German: köstlichPronunciation for köstlich
  • Greek: πεντανόστιμοςPronunciation for πεντανόστιμος πεντανόστιμη
  • Italian: deliziosoPronunciation for delizioso deliziosa
  • Japanese: 美味しいPronunciation for 美味しい
  • Korean: 맛있는Pronunciation for 맛있는
  • Norwegian: lekkerPronunciation for lekker
  • Polish: wybornyPronunciation for wyborny wyborna
  • Portuguese: deliciosoPronunciation for delicioso deliciosa
  • Romanian: delicios delicios, delicioasă, delicioși, delicioase
  • Russian: восхитительныйPronunciation for восхитительный восхитительная
  • Spanish: deliciosoPronunciation for delicioso deliciosa
  • Swedish: utsöktPronunciation for utsökt
  • Thai: อร่อยPronunciation for อร่อย
  • Turkish: lezzetliPronunciation for lezzetli
  • Ukrainian: смачний
  • Vietnamese: ngonPronunciation for ngon

Example Sentences Including 'delicious'

And now the thought of marriage - that condition once so abhorrent to him - seemed just a delicious necessity.
Alexandra Connor THE TURN OF THE TIDE (2004)
And the kitchen, run by Alain Giraud, produces food that is almost universally delicious.
Globe and Mail (2003)
And the last would be responsible for quickly frying and eating the delicious result.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Delia bit into the sandwich, chewed on it, said,'This is delicious.
Jon Cleary YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
Even the blighted streets of Boulogne have several acceptable enough to produce a delicious picnic.
Country Life (2004)
Fortunately for those of us who long for a bit of heady British silliness, there's a delicious thing airing this weekend.
Globe and Mail (2003)
She asked Alma to supper, a delicious supper in the creamy comfort of her new house in Hampstead.
Gee, Maggie Lost Children
The apricot Danish, my absolute favourite, looked delicious.
Anita Anderson SOMEBODY (2002)
We decided to head straight for main courses which were quite delicious.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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