delight Definition

  • 1a feeling of great pleasure and satisfaction
  • 2something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment

Using delight: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "delight" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The children squealed with delight when they saw the presents under the tree.

  • Example

    She took great delight in showing us around her garden.

  • Example

    The concert was a delight from beginning to end.

  • Example

    The cake was a delight to eat.

delight Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for delight

Idioms Using delight

  • very happy and excited


    The children were in high spirits and full of delight on Christmas morning.

  • music to someone's ears

    something that is very pleasing or satisfying to hear


    The news that she got the job was music to her ears and filled her with delight.

  • to be extremely pleased or delighted about something


    She was tickled pink when she received the award for her work.

Phrases with delight

  • to enjoy something very much


    He takes great delight in playing the piano.

  • something that is visually pleasing


    The garden was a delight to the eye with its colorful flowers and lush greenery.

  • a child's delight

    something that is particularly enjoyable for children


    The amusement park was a child's delight with its rides and games.

Origins of delight

from Old French 'delitier', meaning 'please greatly'


Summary: delight in Brief

The term 'delight' [dɪˈlaɪt] refers to a feeling of great pleasure and satisfaction, or something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment. It can be used to describe a wide range of experiences, from the joy of opening presents on Christmas morning to the pleasure of eating a delicious cake. 'Delight' can also be used in phrases like 'take delight in' and idioms like 'tickled pink,' which denote extreme pleasure and satisfaction.

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