- delight; enjoyment.
Origin of delectation
Examples from the Web for delectation
To spin yarns for Charley's delectation would have been absurd.Wilfrid Cumbermede
And brought there expressly for your delectation, I suppose.Orley Farm</p>
After dinner she continued the recital of her adventures for the Master's delectation.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
She came in pretending to beat an imaginary horse, for the delectation of Meta.The Shadow of Ashlydyat</p>
Mrs. Henry Wood
They were reserved for the delectation of the sovereign and his court.Old and New Paris, v. 1
Henry Sutherland Edwards
- pleasure; enjoyment
Word Origin and History for delectation
mid-14c., from Old French delectation "enjoyment" (12c.), from Latin delectationem (nominative delectatio), noun of action from past participle stem of delectare (see delight (n.)).