1. Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming. Some delicious landscape. (Coleridge) One draught of springs delicious air. (Keble) Were not his words delicious? (Tennyson)
Synonym: delicious, delightful.
delicious refers to the pleasure derived from certain of the senses, particularly the taste and smell; as, delicious food; a delicious fragrance. Delightful may also refer to most of the senses (as, delightful music; a delightful prospect; delightful sensations), but has a higher application to matters of taste, feeling, and sentiment; as, a delightful abode, conversation, employment; delightful scenes, etc. Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in decay. (Smith) No spring, nor summer, on the mountain seen, smiles with gay fruits or with delightful green. (Addison)