a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture: She takes great delight in her job.
something that gives great pleasure: The dance was a delight to see.
to give great pleasure, satisfaction, or enjoyment to; please highly: The show delighted everyone.
to have great pleasure; take pleasure (followed by in or an infinitive): She delights in going for long walks in the country.
- de·light·er, noun
- de·light·ing·ly, adverb
- de·light·less, adjective
- self-de·light, noun
- un·de·light·ing, adjective
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How to use delight in a sentence
Loaded with fast-drying archival ink, the Sakura’s Pigma Micron fineliners are simply a delight to work with.Must-have art supplies to let your inner creative shine | Sandra Gutierrez G. | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
As the biggest snowstorm in the region in two years, it brought delight to snow lovers and proved not to be a huge inconvenience.How an imperfect snowstorm forecast turned out mostly right | Jason Samenow | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
To me, love for food should be about the appreciation of subtlety, not a delight in savagery.
Particularly during the colder months, I love employing this method to turn tough cuts of meat into silken morsels of pure delight.How to braise vegetables and bring out their best flavors | Aaron Hutcherson | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Despite that it leans a bit toward wordiness and could have used maybe one less caper, “The Big Tow” is a true delight – but not for the reasons you might think.‘Big Tow’ has action, humor, and a lesbian romance | Terri Schlichenmeyer | December 11, 2020 | Washington Blade
His surprise marriage to theater director Sophie Hunter may have broken hearts, but the squeals of delight were even louder.All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt | Melissa Leon | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then they sat down at the dinner table and ate with delight.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her | The Brothers Grimm | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One gets the impression that God would take great delight in letting them go.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time! | Gene Robinson | November 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But I also want jazz to be loved and enjoyed, to serve as a source of enchantment and delight.
Our brains and bodies delight in the sweet stuff, in the same way we might respond to a drug, causing us to want more and more.
He held it, but it was without pressure; without recognizance of the delight with which he once grasped it.
Terror drives you on; fate coerces you; you can't help yourself, and my delight is to make the plunge terrible.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Louis listened with pleasure, and dwelt with delight on the interesting Princess and her son.
It was her delight to mingle politics and chivalric devotion, in their long conferences.
The morning we started was one of those perfect autumnal days when it is a delight simply to live.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
British Dictionary definitions for delight
(tr) to please greatly
(intr foll by in) to take great pleasure (in)
extreme pleasure or satisfaction; joy
something that causes this: music was always his delight
- delighter, noun
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