We watched the fireworks with delight.
The kids screamed in delight as they chased one another around the park. To the delight of the children, there were enough cookies for everyone to have two.
Some people seem to take great delight in hearing about the misfortunes of others.
The trip was a delight.
a garden full of tasty delights
The magazine is a cook's delight.
The stories are a delight to read. Verb
The toy delighted the children.
The stories will delight readers of all ages. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
From post-Oscars In-N-Out grubs to presidential pitstops, these famous faces don't shy away from diving into the cheesy delight.—Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 18 Sep. 2023 Inside is a food lover's delight with gourmet selections made using ingredients from France, Portugal, Morocco, and Italy.—Nicole Pyles, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Sep. 2023 An iconic painter and sculptor who found international success pushing the boundaries of volume and form with his voluptuous figures, Botero made instantly recognizable artworks that have been a source of delight to viewers and collectors for some 70 years.—Salomé Gómez-Upegui, Vogue, 15 Sep. 2023 Michelle Yeoh, always a delight to see, plays the medium, and at one point is spun around wildly like a woman possessed.—Caryn James, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Sep. 2023 One model paired her look with two little leashed dogs to the delight of guests.—Mario Abad, ELLE, 9 Sep. 2023 The staff decided to adopt Scout, much to the delight of residents.—Catherine Garcia, The Week, 7 Sep. 2023 This British anthology series is a magical grab bag, perfect for anyone with decision fatigue who still wants a parade of delights.—Margaret Lyons, New York Times, 7 Sep. 2023 Nearly a dozen flamingos have been seen roaming the Outer Banks over the past few days, much to the delight of the local birding community.—Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 5 Sep. 2023
The whimsical presentation will delight a birthday honoree of any age.—Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 7 Sep. 2023 In a way, all restaurants are beautifully temperamental machines constructed to serve, nourish and delight hungry people.—Bradley Hohulin, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Aug. 2023 Modern creations are filled with all kinds of fun surprises, including jewelry, toys, and art supplies to delight and entertain kids of all ages.—Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 29 Aug. 2023 Visitors who drive the scenic park road can often see bands of horses, a symbol of the West and sight that delights tourists.—Jack Dura, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Aug. 2023 Ever a contender among the best islands in the United States as ranked by Travel + Leisure readers, Hilton Head beckons with historical and cultural learnings dished up alongside culinary and beach delights.—Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 26 Aug. 2023 Last year, 50 Cent and Eminem delighted fans by reuniting with several other hip-hop stars — Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg — to perform a rousing Super Bowl Halftime Show together.—Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 13 Aug. 2023 The theater has delighted local audiences for 93 years.—Joan Rusek, cleveland, 26 Aug. 2023 Live music Christian Nodal: After his surprise appearance at the recent Romeo Santos concert in Mexico City, Christian Nodal returns to Southern California for a show that will delight fans of the Regional Mexican genre.—Chelsea Hylton, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 See More
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Verb and Noun
Middle English deliten, from Anglo-French deliter, from Latin delectare, frequentative of delicere to allure, from de- + lacere to allure