de·light·ful | \di-ˈlīt-fəl, dē-\

Definition of delightful 

: highly pleasing a delightful surprise enjoyed a delightful brunch

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Other Words from delightful

delightfully \-fə-lē \ adverb
delightfulness noun

Examples of delightful in a Sentence

It has been delightful meeting you. That was a delightful party.

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Enzian screens the delightful 1973 classic at noon Saturday, July 14. Hal Boedeker,, "Enzian screens peerless 'Day for Night'," 13 July 2018 From the Duchess of Cambridge's all-white Alexander McQueen ensemble to pregnant Pippa Middleton's pale blue shirtdress, the christening has been a delightful display of regal fashion. Temi Adebowale, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Just Had Her First Royal Glove Moment at Prince Louis's Christening," 9 July 2018 When a mischievous monkey steals the cap off a cap seller’s head, the resulting chase is a delightful romp that leads right into the circus ring., "Kids listings," 5 July 2018 Australians Matthew Keenan and Robbie McEwen were as delightful as the Brits in their presentation of language. Fluto Shinzawa,, "The soundtrack of the Tour de France," 29 June 2018 Everyone, sans Tyler and Cyrus, finds the whole schtick delightful., "R29 Binge Club: 13 Reasons Why, Season 2," 18 May 2018 Rashford though could not finish from the delightful pass from the retiring midfielder., "Man Utd 1-0 Watford: Michael Carrick Shines & Says Goodbye to Old Trafford as Red Devils Win," 13 May 2018 As Villanova was cruising to a 79-62 victory over Michigan – and the Wildcats’ second title in three years – early tournament hero UMBC was having a delightful conversation with the NHL’s newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "How UMBC and Vegas Golden Knights became best friends on Twitter," 3 Apr. 2018 More complex concoctions that hew toward tradition are similarly delightful. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "No-frills Sushi Nakano one of the best casual sushi restaurants in Phoenix," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of delightful

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for delightful

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The first known use of delightful was circa 1530

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English Language Learners Definition of delightful

: very pleasant : giving or causing delight


de·light·ful | \di-ˈlīt-fəl \

Kids Definition of delightful

: giving delight : very pleasing

Other Words from delightful

delightfully \-fə-lē \ adverb

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