- 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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Related Wordsenticing, satisfying, yummy, palatable, heavenly, delightful, luscious, tasty, delicate, appetizing, savory, exquisite, adorable, agreeable, ambrosial, charming, choice, dainty, darling, divine
Examples from the Web for delectable
The sundae is meant to be a delectable marriage of textures: squishy and crunchy.First Cronuts, Now Sundaes in a Can
August 1, 2014
Norway served a delectable North Atlantic halibut confit with smoked purée celeriac, sunchoke, and cured game meat.Countries Face Off in D.C. Food Fight
May 16, 2014
The checkout line snaked around a delectable assortment of snacks and candy.R.I.P. Blockbuster, You Frustratingly Magical Franchise, You
November 6, 2013
That's precisely why he's the most delectable Republican candidate—and I don't aim to hurt him by writing that.A Thinner Chris Christie Still Faces Big Political Challenges
May 10, 2013
He did manage to make them dinner every evening and even produced some delectable cooking.Sotomayor's Rising Star
January 14, 2013
He is taken to the roof, from which he sees far off the outlines of the Delectable Mountains.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
We'll see dear, delectable Greycroft and have our picnic in the barn?Miss Pat at School
This delectable dream, with infinite variations, carried Roger home.The Forbidden Trail
"Go and tell him I wish to speak with him," ordered the delectable tyrant.Little Miss Grouch
Samuel Hopkins Adams
Nothing was too good for the sweet, delectable creature, and he told him as much.Follow My leader
Talbot Baines Reed
- highly enjoyable, esp pleasing to the taste; delightful
Word Origin and History for delectable
late 14c., from Old French delectable, from Latin delectabilis "delightful," from delectare (see delight (n.)). Related: Delectably.