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Dictionary Definition

delight

Noun

1 a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight to see her was obvious to all" [syn: delectation]
2 something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness; "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight" [syn: joy, pleasure]

Verb

1 give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation" [syn: please] [ant: displease]
2 take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter" [syn: enjoy, revel]
3 hold spellbound [syn: enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral] [ant: disenchant]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /dəˈlaɪt/, /dɪˈlaɪt/
  • Rhymes: -aɪt

Etymology

From delit.

Noun

  1. joy; pleasure

Translations

Verb

  1. To give pleasure to.

Derived terms

Translations

Extensive Definition

Delight means happiness and may refer to someone or something that brings such a state, such as good-tasting food.
It may also refer to :

Foods and beverages

Places

Music and entertainment

Miscellaneous

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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