- delightful; highly pleasing; enjoyable: a delectable witticism.
- delicious: a delectable dinner.
- an especially appealing or appetizing food or dish: a buffet table spread with delectables.
Origin of delectable
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Examples from the Web for delectably
Minnie Driver and Stockham as his neighbor and her son are delectably weird.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows
Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon
July 16, 2013
Democrats found it difficult to choose in 2008 because both their options seemed to them so delectably yummy.Still Waiting for Mr. Right
February 27, 2012
Now if you think this is all narcissistic and delectably open to viciousness, please read on.The Bag Lady Papers, Part IV
January 14, 2009
She extended her feet, delectably shod, to the cordial heat.Heart of the West
The full-length picture of her included a streamlined, full-blossomed and yet delectably lithe body.In the Dark
Apricot and pear orchards abound, and on a piece of grass in one of these I found my camp most delectably pitched.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)
Isabella L. Bird
- highly enjoyable, esp pleasing to the taste; delightful
Word Origin and History for delectably
late 14c., from Old French delectable, from Latin delectabilis "delightful," from delectare (see delight (n.)). Related: Delectably.