de·​light·​ful | \ di-ˈlīt-fəl How to pronounce delightful (audio) , dē- \

Definition of delightful

: highly pleasing a delightful surprise enjoyed a delightful brunch

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Other Words from delightful

delightfully \ di-​ˈlīt-​fə-​lē How to pronounce delightful (audio) , dē-​ \ adverb
delightfulness noun

Examples of delightful in a Sentence

It has been delightful meeting you. That was a delightful party.
Recent Examples on the Web But, even more delightful is the celebrity outings of Rihanna in her outfits that aren’t necessarily award show ready, but are arguably the reasons why her fashion is noted. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Rihanna's Best Fashion Moments Through The Years," 14 Jan. 2021 The flip side is just as relevant — and delightful to witness. Bruce Jenkins,, "Chase Center was empty, and so was the Warriors’ game," 1 Jan. 2021 Our go-to candle at Reviewed is the Capri Blue Volcano Candle from Anthropologie, which smells floral and delightful burn after burn. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "The 10 worst things our readers bought in 2020—and what they wish they bought instead," 31 Dec. 2020 Each day, our editors collect the most interesting, striking or delightful facts to appear in articles throughout the paper. New York Times, "74 of Our Favorite Facts for 2020," 30 Dec. 2020 Griffith is delightful and bubbly, quick with savvy ideas that often go overlooked owing to her professional station and gender. Rachel King, Fortune, "The best business documentaries, movies, and TV shows to stream during your time off," 24 Dec. 2020 That constant tick-tock reminds me to fill the final decades with invigorating experiences to bank in my inner black box -- a delightful cache of memories to replay over and over in my mind like a favorite movie. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, "Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Memory fades as we age. But it doesn't have to," 5 Jan. 2021 Our wonderful book group of over 25 years introduced me to this delightful novel. Globe Staff,, "The Fast Forward 2020 Winter Bookies reading list," 4 Jan. 2021 The art selection panel looked for landscapes in mediums such as acrylics, proposals for murals or wallpaper, comforting artwork, as well as pieces with soothing, delightful colors or that elicit positive feelings. Sarah Bonnette|contributing Writer,, "Safe Haven's help and healing will include carefully selected works of art," 3 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of delightful

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for delightful

see delight entry 2

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The first known use of delightful was circa 1530

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23 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Delightful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce delightful (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of delightful

: very pleasant : giving or causing delight


de·​light·​ful | \ di-ˈlīt-fəl How to pronounce delightful (audio) \

Kids Definition of delightful

: giving delight : very pleasing

Other Words from delightful

delightfully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb

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