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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Ohio State University folklorist Dorothy Noyes is delighted to delve into the history of these whimsical festival practices. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "For Hundreds of Years, Papier-Mâché Has Lent a Surreal Face to Catalan Culture," 3 July 2018 Neither Kensington Palace nor the Duchess of Cambridge have commented on Pippa's news, but the royal family is no doubt delighted. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Is Going to Be an Aunt for the First Time," 7 June 2018 Hardiman fired up the arena's smoker this week and sounded delighted. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Laughing Taco, FreshFin Poke, Iron Grate BBQ and Palermo's-inspired pizza coming to Bucks arena," 12 July 2018 When the diagnosis led to surgery and a cancer-free life, Daltrey was delighted about the turn of events. Dave Gil De Rubio, Detroit Free Press, "Roger Daltrey teams with DSO for Meadow Brook performance of 'Tommy'," 3 July 2018 Bellingham would have been delighted to have learned that, in the days following his death, the book climbed to 6,595,475th place on Amazon’s best seller list. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Memorial set for Bruce Bellingham, newspaper columnist, master of the one-liner," 13 June 2018 The South Korea international joined on a two-year deal from Swansea after his contract at the Liberty Stadium expired, and Benitez seems delighted to have brought the 29-year-old to St James' Park., "Newcastle Still Interested in Signing Chelsea Forward After Completing Deal for Ki Sung-yueng," 30 June 2018 Followed by the children’s delighted shrieks, Miami Dolphins players Andre Branch, Davon Godchaux, Xavien Howard and Raekwon McMillan, along with cheerleaders and team mascot TD joined the kids for a dance party. Emily Bloch,, "Miami Dolphins and Ashley HomeStore surprise local children with new beds," 28 June 2018 Country fans will be delighted to hear that a fistful of twang is coming to the White Oak Music Hall this summer, with the Turnpike Troubadours, Shooter Jennings, and Canadian singer-songwriter Corb Lund making for a killer outdoor lineup July 27. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The most anticipated concerts in Houston for 2018 (and a little beyond)," 21 June 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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