delectable


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de·lec·ta·ble

 (dĭ-lĕk′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Greatly pleasing to the taste; delicious. See Synonyms at delicious.
2. Greatly pleasing; delightful: found her anecdotes delectable.
3. Sexually attractive or alluring.
n.
Something delightful or delicious: a feast of home-cooked delectables.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dēlectābilis, from dēlectāre, to please; see delight.]

de·lec′ta·bil′i·ty, de·lec′ta·ble·ness n.
de·lec′ta·bly adv.
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delectable

(dɪˈlɛktəbəl)
adj
highly enjoyable, esp pleasing to the taste; delightful
[C14: from Latin dēlectābilis, from dēlectāre to delight]
deˈlectableness, deˌlectaˈbility n
deˈlectably adv
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de•lec•ta•ble

(dɪˈlɛk tə bəl)

adj.
1. delightful; highly pleasing.
2. delicious.
n.
3. an appetizing food or dish.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin dēlectābilis delightful =dēlectā(re) to delight (frequentative of dēlicere to entice =- de- + -licere, comb. form of lacere to lure) + -bilis -ble]
de•lec′ta•ble•ness, de•lec`ta•bil′i•ty, n.
de•lec′ta•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.delectable - extremely pleasing to the sense of tastedelectable - extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
2.delectable - capable of arousing desire; "the delectable Miss Haynes"
desirable - worth having or seeking or achieving; "a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome"
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delectable

adjective
2. charming, pleasant, delightful, agreeable, adorable a delectable young woman in a swimsuit
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delectable

adjective
1. Giving great pleasure or delight:
Informal: darling.
2. Highly pleasing, especially to the sense of taste:
Slang: yummy.
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Translations

delectable

[dɪˈlektəbl] ADJdelicioso
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delectable

[dɪˈlɛktəbəl] adj
[person] → délicieux/euse
[food] → délectable
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delectable

adjköstlich; (fig)reizend
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delectable

[dɪˈlɛktəbl] adjdelizioso/a
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References in classic literature ?
Departure of Captain Bonneville for the Columbia Advance of Wyeth Efforts to keep the lead Hudson's Bay party A junketing A delectable beverage Honey and alcohol High carousing The Canadian "bon vivant" A cache A rapid move Wyeth and his plans His travelling companions Buffalo hunting More conviviality An interruption.
Twice before, in his half- year of life, had he had this delectable experience.
The casket of the skull is broken into with an axe, and the two plump, whitish lobes being withdrawn (precisely resembling two large puddings), they are then mixed with flour, and cooked into a most delectable mess, in flavor somewhat resembling calves' head, which is quite a dish among some epicures; and every one knows that some young bucks among the epicures, by continually dining upon calves' brains, by and by get to have a little brains of their own, so as to be able to tell a calf's head from their own heads; which, indeed, requires uncommon discrimination.
I took the smallest nibbles, never losing a crumb, and chewed the nibble till it became the thinnest and most delectable of pastes.
Cardiff Hill, beyond the village and above it, was green with vegetation and it lay just far enough away to seem a Delectable Land, dreamy, reposeful, and inviting.
"As for me," said Planchet, "I seem to smell, from this place, even, a most delectable perfume of fine roast meat, and to see the scullions in a row by the hedge, hailing our approach.
He had reserved for me a most delectable mess of 'cokoo', well knowing my partiality for that dish; and had likewise selected three or four young cocoanuts, several roasted bread-fruit, and a magnificent bunch of bananas, for my especial comfort and gratification.
Susan had just come in from the kitchen, attended by the odor of delectable dishes which always seemed to hover around her.
But beneath the hard crust of the lobster is found a delectable and luscious food.
This is usually held to mean that Ithaca is an island fit for breeding goats, and on that account more delectable to the speaker than it would have been if it were fit for breeding horses.
We call this hill the Delectable Mountain, for we can look far away and see the country where we hope to live some time."
For instance, there was a glass pickle-jar, filled with fragments of Gibraltar rock; not, indeed, splinters of the veritable stone foundation of the famous fortress, but bits of delectable candy, neatly done up in white paper.