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delectable Explained

delectable at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dı'lektəbəl]

delectable at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1400, from O.Fr. delectable, from L. delectabilis, from delectare (see delight). ///

delectable at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj formal [Date: 1300-1400; Language: French; Origin: delectable, from Latin delectare 'to please greatly']//
1 extremely pleasant to taste or smell: delicious// --Delectable smells rose from the kitchen.//
2 used , often humorously, to describe a very attractive woman: -- delectably adv //

délectable at French => English Of Explained:

delicious, deliciously

delectable at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "delectable":
adorable, agreeable, ambrosial, choice, dainty, darling, delicate,
delicious, delightful, exquisite, flavorsome, good, good to eat,
good-tasting, gustable, gusty, heavenly, juicy, likable, luscious,
lush, nectareous, nectarous, nice, of gourmet quality, palatable,
pleasing, rare, sapid, savorous, savory, scrumptious, succulent,
tasty, toothsome, yummy

delectable at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Savoriness): savory, delicious, tasty, good, palatable, nice, dainty, delectable, appetizing, ambrosial, scrumptious, delightful.

[ADJ] (Pleasantness): pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable, agreeable, gratifying, satisfactory, good, refreshing, comfortable, cordial, genial, glad, sweet, delectable, nice, delicious.

delectable at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective (written)
1 (of food and drink) extremely pleasant to taste, smell or look at:
the delectable smell of freshly baked bread * delectable chocolate truffles
2 (humorous) (of a person) very attractive:
his delectable body * Steve's latest girlfriend, the delectable Tara.

Delectable at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Delectable \De*lec"ta*ble\, a. [OF. delitable, OF. delitable, F.
d['e]lectable, fr. L. delectabilis, fr. delectare to delight.
See {Delight}.]
Highly pleasing; delightful.

Delectable both to behold and taste. --Milton.
-- {De*lec"ta*ble*ness}, n. -- {De*lec"ta*bly}, adv.

delectable at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

delectable
adj 1: extremely pleasing to the sense of taste [syn: {delicious},
{luscious}, {pleasant-tasting}, {scrumptious}, {toothsome},
{yummy}]
2: capable of arousing desire; "the delectable Miss Haynes"
[syn: {sexually attractive}]

delectable at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » ML. Inter: term » delectare||to delight.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » dɪˈlɛktəbəɫ

Adjective

Inter: en-ad » j
  • Pleasing to the taste; delicious.

    Synonyms

    * See also Category: Wikisaurus:delicious -

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » pleasing to the taste; delicious
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|lekker, Inter: t+ » nl|smakelijk
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|herkullinen, Inter: t+ » fi|maukas


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|délicieux|m, Inter: t+ » fr|délicieuse|f, Inter: t+ » fr|savoureux|m, Inter: t+ » fr|savoureuse|f
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|ukusan|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Something fitting the above description.
    1. Inter: quote-news » year=2009|date=February 8|author=Gretchen Morgenson|title=Bailout Needs Some Strings Attached to Limit Pay|work=New York Times|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/business/08gret.html


    |passage=These include such delectables as cars and drivers, country club memberships and personal use of corporate aircraft.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » something that is pleasing to the taste
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|lekkernij|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|délice|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Taste -
    Translation: et » delectable
    Translation: fr » delectable
    Translation: ko » delectable
    Translation: io » delectable
    Translation: kn » delectable
    Translation: my » delectable
    Translation: pl » delectable
    Translation: ta » delectable
    Translation: vi » delectable
    Translation: zh » delectable

    délectable at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==French==

    Etymology

    From Inter: suffix » délecter|able|lang=fr

    Adjective

    Inter: fr-adj-mf » sort=delectable
  • delectable, delightful

  • Translation: el » délectable
    Translation: fr » délectable
    Translation: pl » délectable
    Translation: vi » délectable