delectable

[ dih-lek-tuh-buhl ]
/ dɪˈlɛk tə bəl /

adjective

delightful; highly pleasing; enjoyable: a delectable witticism.
delicious: a delectable dinner.

noun

an especially appealing or appetizing food or dish: a buffet table spread with delectables.

Origin of delectable

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin dēlectābilis delightful, equivalent to dēlectā(re) to delight (frequentative of dēlicere to entice) + -bilis -ble

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Related forms

de·lec·ta·ble·ness, de·lec·ta·bil·i·ty, nounde·lec·ta·bly, adverbun·de·lec·ta·ble, adjectiveun·de·lec·ta·bly, adverb
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delectable

/ (dɪˈlɛktəbəl) /

adjective

highly enjoyable, esp pleasing to the taste; delightful

Derived Forms

delectableness or delectability, noundelectably, adverb

Word Origin for delectable

C14: from Latin dēlectābilis, from dēlectāre to delight
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