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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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Just Won a Huge Lawsuit Over Paparazzi Photos of Their Private Home," 17 May 2019 Housed in the brand's signature white Munchkin boxes is an adorable lip balm duo that's sending Dunkin' fans everywhere into a delighted frenzy. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Dunkin' Donuts Just Dropped Lip Balms That Smell Like Munchkins," 26 Apr. 2019 If Donald Trump and Xi Jinping can mend their differences before the next round of U.S. tariff hikes threatened for March, investors will be delighted. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Investors Go From Overoptimistic to Sort of Pessimistic," 21 Jan. 2019 Furniture Washington designer Caryn Cramer was delighted that her Bethesda, Maryland, client did not want an all-white kitchen remodel. Jura Koncius, The Seattle Times, "Sick of all-white kitchens? Here are six ways to spice things up," 16 Oct. 2018 Your guests might be delighted, or indeed frightened. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Do You Love Or Hate This Monkey Lamp?," 30 Jan. 2019 The Orville, Seth MacFarlane's warm homage to the Star Trek franchise, delighted viewers with the interstellar adventures of the crew aboard the titular starship. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The Orville blends science fiction and science fact into a winning mix," 29 Dec. 2018 Merl could easily be a buccaneer’s grandmother, with her heavy gold earrings and delighted laugh. Horatio Clare, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why You Should Go to Belize Now," 21 Dec. 2018 One more delighted member of the family is Bay, the Chesapeake Bay retriever who has made the Delaware River her playground. Sally Friedman,, "Burlington County couple creates 'a magical place' on the Delaware River," 23 Jan. 2018

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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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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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