• (British) IPA: /dɪˈlɪʃəs/
  • (America) IPA: /dəˈlɪʃəs/, /diˈlɪʃəs/


  1. Pleasing to taste; tasty.
  2. (colloquial) Metaphorically pleasing to taste; pleasing to the eyes or mind.
    The irony is delicious!
    • 1986, Patrick Lichfield, Courvoisier's Book of the Best (page 230)
      But the houses are so delicious and the way they're townscaped on to hilly bits is absolutely wonderful.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify ), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗:
      Jones had not travelled far before he paid his compliments to that beautiful planet, and, turning to his companion, asked him if he had ever beheld so delicious an evening?
  3. (slang) Having tremendous sex appeal.
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