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

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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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Recent Examples on the Web Goldie Hawn looked absolutely delighted in her photo with husband Kurt Russell, whom she's been married to since 1983. Rachel Yang,, "How Ben Stiller, Mindy Kaling, Cardi B, and more celebs celebrated Father's Day amid COVID-19," 22 June 2020 Zienaselleassie himself was delighted, saying records are made to be broken. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "Center Grove runner breaks Zienasellassie's freshman state record," 16 June 2020 Kelsey Tierney of Galloway was equally delighted to be imbibing in the sunshine of a warm June evening. USA TODAY, "Atlantic City will allow booze on the Boardwalk in effort to boost crowds," 14 June 2020 Krispy Kreme has unveiled its latest trio of sweet treats, and our Southern palates sure are delighted. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Krispy Kreme Debuts Mississippi Mud Pie, Banana Pudding, and Coconut Cake Doughnuts," 8 June 2020 One of our members told us that their little boy delighted in seeing a brown boy in the snow who looked like himself. Katia Hetter, CNN, "'Shades of Black' and other toddler books celebrate black families," 6 June 2020 All three of Fox's prime time shows delighted in an audio tape of Chicago aldermen arguing with the mayor about the May 31-June 1 violence. Brian Stelter, CNN, "Conservative media is living in the past as unrest subsides across the US," 10 June 2020 Waco's first couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, have done so much to help keep us delighted and entertained amid the difficult times of the coronavirus pandemic. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Chip Gaines Wishes Happy Anniversary to Joanna With the Sweetest Note," 1 June 2020 But there can be no doubt that Trump and his flaks are delighted to talk about anything other than the coronavirus pandemic. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Phony War with Twitter Escalates," 29 May 2020

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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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26 Jun 2020

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“Delighted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce delighted (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of delighted

: made very happy : full of great pleasure or satisfaction


de·​light·​ed | \ di-ˈlī-təd \

Kids Definition of delighted

: very pleased

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