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1. Greatly pleasing to the taste; delicious. See Synonyms at delicious.
2. Greatly pleasing; delightful: found her anecdotes delectable.
3. Sexually attractive or alluring.
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.


[dɪˈlɛktəblɪ] advdeliziosamente
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All of the delectably tasty decorations are provided for families to ice, sprinkle, and gum drop to their hearts content.
Delectably grilled after being slow cooked with mild infusions of lemon, rosemary and paprika, it came nicely curried and tender proving just why it is yet another country favourite.
My discovery of the day, though, was the Singapore Racing Club Curry (a prawn preparation with chilli crab ingredients) served with delectably soft, almost cloud-like, slightly sweet, steamed and then fried mantou buns.
My sister lives in Italy and sips her wine slowly, smelling it delectably and swirling it like it's work of art.
Forest Whitaker is the cop on his tail, alternately fidgeting with a chess knight and a rubber band and acting very manic (Whitaker's delectably eccentric as an actor) as he tries to pin down our hero: Mills has no file, no record, "nothing
Watching him tighten his evil coil around Lesgate, by slowly disclosing everything he knows about him, is delectably pleasurable.
Behold the mammoth Opus X A - a delectably subtle smoke that improves with a few years in the humidor - if you can wait that long.
The delectably twisted show is set to replace "Dracula," which has yet to receive word on a second season.
The homemade ice creams were good, but the lemon posset was even better, bursting delectably on to the tongue.
This was Knorr's most decorative and overtly object-oriented body of work yet--so hyperbolically candied and delectably gaudy as to seem a genuine parody of blue-chip decadence.
The new menu will retain some of the classics that customers have loved, new salads, starters, mains and desserts, like the green tea ice cream, which is delectably refreshing A[degrees] a must try.