Examples from the Web for delectation
He went shrimping off the end of the pier for the delectation of the mincing crowd of promenaders twice more.The Master of the Ceremonies|George Manville Fenn
Helen smiled in her sleeve, and laid the little discussion away in her memory for "Motherdie's" delectation.
I fear I have kept you all too long from the feast prepared for your delectation.Six One-Act Plays|Margaret Scott Oliver
Was it his lordly thought to foster her talents for his own delectation and that of the few privileged?The Whirlpool|George Gissing
The chief's wife welcomed us to the island, and stated that a dish of yams was being prepared for our delectation.Two Years Among the Savages of New Guinea.|W. D. Pitcairn
British Dictionary definitions for delectation
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.)).