Meaning of luscious in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlʌʃəs/

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  • 1(of food or drink) having a pleasingly rich, sweet taste.

    ‘a luscious and fragrant dessert wine’
    • ‘Huge chocolate bars, fizzy drinks, luscious cakes and tempting sweets are in every shop.’
    • ‘I blew out the candles on my twelfth birthday cake, indulging in the luscious chocolate taste.’
    • ‘Now I am guessing that a sweeter Meyer lemon would make really sweet and luscious lemon tartelettes.’
    • ‘When Nathan spoke, Isabelle looked up from the sweet, luscious dessert she was devouring and found his unfathomable gray eyes studying her with interest.’
    • ‘It tastes like a luscious milkshake, only it's guilt-free!’
    • ‘A succulent roast with herbs and mushrooms and other extremely luscious foods.’
    • ‘One of the things I made was this luscious chocolate cake.’
    • ‘This also took me away from the Alliance Française, where their Café des Amis serves a luscious coffee, rich and caramel-like in flavour.’
    • ‘This had a lovely smell of passion fruit when cut open, and a sweet luscious taste of the fruit as promised.’
    • ‘Anorexics are under increased pressure to eat whilst bulimics feel there is too much in the way of exotic and luscious foods on offer.’
    • ‘A sublime combination of a luscious honey and apricot succulence with crisp, cleaned-edged acidity explodes onto your palate.’
    • ‘She ran towards her bedside and took a large bite of a juicy luscious apple and looked outside the window.’
    • ‘I'd forgotten I couldn't indulge myself in luscious food.’
    • ‘Everyone seemed to be having a grand time dancing and socializing and sampling the luscious foods that spread out on a table that took up one wall of the gigantic ballroom.’
    • ‘Those events are to the season what a savory appetizer and luscious dessert are to a fine meal.’
    • ‘In Europe - Germany, Alsace and Italy, the best Pinot Gris are oily, sweetish, full-bodied luscious wines.’
    • ‘Marvel at the luscious chocolate cream you have created.’
    • ‘The wash is as heavy as the lead weight bottle, the perfectly ripe handpicked fruit is luscious with plum, chocolate and spicy touches.’
    • ‘It is a luxuriously big Cabernet Sauvignon-driven wine, with heavy luscious fruit and firm, but supple tannins.’
    • ‘The 1999 is a peppery, luscious wine of considerable complexity and intensity.’
    delicious, succulent, lush, juicy, mouth-watering, sweet, tasty, flavourful, flavoursome, appetizing, delectable, palatable, toothsome, choice
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    1. 1.1Appealing strongly to the senses; pleasingly rich.
      ‘the luscious brush strokes and warm colours of these late masterpieces’
      • ‘Oil paint can be thinned to a watery consistency or brushed on with thick luscious strokes.’
      • ‘Pottery and dyes are rich, luscious and seductive, marks of decadence and luxury.’
      • ‘The four luscious colours and little brush ensure it's a winner.’
      • ‘With an enchanting melody and chords that sit alongside luscious lyrics, strong images are conjured up: ‘I water flowers in the rain, I dance beneath your silver flames’.’
      • ‘Easily their best work yet, it combines their trademark girl/boy vocal interplay, rush of melodies and luscious harmonies with more experimental elements.’
      • ‘It bulged voluptuously in luscious and supple ripples and folds, and the spruce band gave a pleasant, cedar-like aroma.’
      • ‘I asked cockily, with my eyes fixed on a girl with thick, luscious black hair.’
      • ‘Here, the calm, mystical music already glimpsed in Les enfants is allied with an avowedly Debussian orchestral palette, to produce a luscious work of sensuous religiosity.’
      • ‘Have fun with texture when experimenting with lipstick - from sheer stains to moist mattes and tones, from sensuous nudes to luscious color.’
      • ‘Sure, they were beautiful and had a luscious aroma.’
      • ‘Her soft and luscious brown hair flowed around the girl's tiny face.’
      • ‘The doors were opened and a familiar woman with long, luscious blond hair and an elegant and fetching air was admitted.’
      • ‘In front of the Cajun was a very pretty girl in yellow, with waist-length, wavy hair of luscious caramel, and eyes of sparkling amber.’
      • ‘Ariel Watson, the Warden in charge of Brittany and Jill, was a small Native American woman with thick, luscious, wavy black hair.’
      • ‘Not surprisingly, he is particularly attracted to a luscious surface and to virtuoso effects.’
      • ‘For as long as I recall, I have admired beautiful women, whether they have an attractive figure, beautiful eyes, luscious lips or other redeeming features.’
      • ‘The script, while hopelessly literary, is filled with some beautiful moments captured in luscious widescreen by cinematographer Richard Greatrex.’
      • ‘This is a voice utterly unfettered and its luscious purity is a gorgeous gift to the speakers from which I listened transfixed by the variety and high standard of the music!’
      • ‘Think Roja and you would think gorgeous smile, luscious lips, limitless joy.’
      • ‘But the real revelation was the chicken tagliatelle plumped for by the party's female member - luscious creaminess cannily grounded by leek and pungent tarragon.’
      attractive, nice-looking, beautiful, pretty, as pretty as a picture, handsome, lovely, stunning, striking, arresting, gorgeous, prepossessing, winning, fetching, captivating, bewitching, beguiling, engaging, charming, charismatic, enchanting, appealing, delightful, irresistible
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    2. 1.2Very sexually attractive.
      ‘he'll fall for a luscious Spanish girl who can match him in passion’
      • ‘She was luscious, there was no other way to put it.’
      • ‘Here, we present 16 luscious females, each of whom has a tenuous link to football and ask: just who has the hottest totty?’
      • ‘And I never told anyone, bar those luscious ladies, of it until now.’
      • ‘Every one of the luscious ladies had the twisted features of a bearded, demonic, wildly sneering Richard D. James; remember?’
      • ‘He takes one look at the luscious lady and starts getting his crankshaft in a conundrum.’
      • ‘Then you made mummy, who is already shapely, even more luscious and voluptuous and reubensesque.’
      • ‘One time we had the additional joy of watching two luscious French-Israeli girls enjoying eggs and cigarettes.’
      • ‘He told me that the extensions were going with him to the Cosmo shoot to transform the short-haired Christina into a luscious big-haired Cosmo girl.’
      • ‘I could say, yeah, this girl here was luscious and euphoric, even though she hadn't moved at all since I popped in.’
      • ‘Forbidden Fruit offsets a studio photo portrait of an innocently luscious teenage girl with a Gourmet magazine cover featuring glamorously lit ripe pomegranates.’
      • ‘She presented a luscious curvy figure and wore a luxuriant dark wig - something that seems to have developed since this production's early performances.’
      • ‘Whether you're a fan of pole-dancing stunners or just appreciate the luscious charms of a buxom beauty, her videos are sure to satisfy.’
      • ‘Her luscious body in those sexy clothes was bait enough for a man who had an admittedly high sexual drive - but besides that, the woman had started to get to him.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, the Sunday Times, the one everyone reads, is running this article, which is up now online, jumping off the screen with candy-colored cartoons of luscious women.’
      • ‘And then there was Lost in Translation, in which a man in the throes of a midlife crisis spends hours in a hotel room with a luscious young woman, and… they talk a lot.’
      • ‘One knows about St Anthony being tempted with luscious women, in visions which appeared precisely because there were no women for fifty miles.’
      • ‘In contrast, the real pin-up girl in the photograph was the luscious Liz O'Donnell, who wore a skimpy bikini.’
      • ‘Would a half-naked woman with a luscious body influence my buying decision?’
      • ‘Just then, Dallas noticed one of the luscious women walking towards him.’
      • ‘She was elegance, sensuality, and ferocity all rolled into one luscious woman.’
      sexy, sexually attractive, nubile, ravishing, gorgeous, desirable, alluring, sultry, sensuous, beautiful, stunning, attractive
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Late Middle English perhaps an alteration of obsolete licious, shortened form of delicious.