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 In New Orleans, Winn-Dixie shoppers were delighted to find out about Perry's surprise. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Tyler Perry pays grocery bills for elderly and high-risk shoppers at 73 stores in Atlanta and New Orleans," 9 Apr. 2020 Longtime raceAhead readers will be delighted to find Nadja West in the mix, the 44th Surgeon General of the U.S Army and former commanding general of the Army’s Medical Command, now a Hauser Fellow at the Kennedy School. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "We need to take bold action to contain coronavirus, say Harvard experts," 19 Mar. 2020 Bundy, in his first year with the Angels, ought to be delighted not to have to face them any more. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, "Angels capitalize on Mariners’ mistakes to win spring training game," 4 Mar. 2020 Quichotte is delighted to find out that the world, in its fraying state, seems to bend under the strength of his conviction, which bodes well for his impossible dream. Nicholas Mancusi, Time, "Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte Is a Fantastical Dream Within a Dream," 22 Aug. 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday tomorrow 🎈 The photographs were taken earlier this month by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Kensington Palace Just Released Sweet Photos of Prince George in Honor of His 6th Birthday," 21 July 2019 View this post on Instagram Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "When Will Baby Sussex Be Christened?," 10 May 2019 Some neighborhood residents looked delighted to see all the activity. Janelle Bitker,, "Farmers’ markets are still open during coronavirus. But farmers’ livelihoods remain uncertain," 20 Mar. 2020 Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is delighted with the new leadership. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'We're going to cross the finish line': New leaders of Milwaukee host committee optimistic for successful 2020 DNC," 6 Mar. 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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31 May 2020

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“Delighted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 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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