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Definition of "luscious" []

  • Sweet and pleasant to taste or smell: a luscious melon. See Synonyms at delicious. (adjective)
  • Having strong sensual or sexual appeal; seductive. (adjective)
  • Richly appealing to the senses or the mind: a luscious, vivid description. (adjective)
  • Archaic Excessively sweet; cloying. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "luscious" in a sentence
  • "Splendid materials -- materials that the hand of an artist would make luscious -- egad, sir; _luscious_ -- utterly ruined in the handling."
  • "When we moved in luscious purple grapes hung from them ... last yr not such luck."
  • "Out mid-October: a biopic on Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division, shot in luscious black and white by renowned photographer and music video director Anton Corbijn."