de·​light·​ed | \ di-ˈlī-təd How to pronounce delighted (audio) , dē- \

Definition of delighted

1 obsolete : delightful
2 : highly pleased was delighted to see her friend

Other Words from delighted

delightedly adverb
delightedness noun

Examples of delighted in a Sentence

The children were especially delighted that there were enough cookies for each of them to have two. We were delighted by the performance. They are delighted at the prospect of a visit from their grandchildren.
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First Known Use of delighted

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of delighted was in 1601

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“Delighted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for delighted


de·​light·​ed | \ di-ˈlī-təd \

Kids Definition of delighted

: very pleased

More from Merriam-Webster on delighted

Nglish: Translation of delighted for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of delighted for Arabic Speakers


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