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 The name means rejoiced, happy and delighted in various Indian languages including Pali, the sacred language of Theravāda, Buddhism’s oldest existing school. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Bottleworks' first restaurant to feature former Tinker Street chef, Asian-inspired dishes," 4 Feb. 2020 Her play on metallic suits and camo are delighted to meet an urban oversized addition while still catering to a high-fashion clientele. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Selam Fessahaye Brought Melanin Magic To Copenhagen Fashion Week," 29 Jan. 2020 Her delighted reaction to seeing Bryant tweeting about the shot was caught on video. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's Arike Ogunbowale looks back on the day when she first met her idol, Kobe Bryant," 28 Jan. 2020 With big smiles and a delighted laugh from those in the audience who remained in the arena to watch the medal ceremony, each woman extended a hand and pulled Liu up to her rightful place — the very top of U.S. women’s skating. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, "Alysa Liu, 14, wins second consecutive title at U.S. Figure Skating Championships," 25 Jan. 2020 In the doorway were these middle-aged men in red V-neck sweaters: the coaches, who were absolutely delighted by this whole performance. NBC News, "How these legendary sports journalists broke down locker-room barriers," 7 Jan. 2020 Officially, all four sports are delighted with their new status (they will be joined by baseball and softball, returning to the games after a 12-year absence). The Economist, "New Olympic sports adjust to the limelight," 31 Dec. 2019 Oh and Canada's apparently delighted to be hosting them, btw. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Meghan and Harry Have Been Hiking and Relaxing on Vancouver Island," 26 Dec. 2019 And for that welcome-if-unintentional result, free marketeers should be delighted — though not really surprised. James Pethokoukis, TheWeek, "Trump just ran a two-year trade war experiment. It failed.," 17 Jan. 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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9 Feb 2020

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“Delighted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of delighted

: made very happy : full of great pleasure or satisfaction


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Kids Definition of delighted

: very pleased

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