delightful

adjective
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 delightfully (audio) , dē-​ \ adverb
delightfulness noun

Examples of delightful in a Sentence

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

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The Silver Explorer is a ship with elegant and varied public spaces, excellent cabins, fabulous food, and, best of all, a delightful and ever obliging crew. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Exploring Polynesia's Islands by Cruise," 28 June 2019 Martin Scorsese’s delightful and wily possible-documentary Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, made for Netflix, gives us a good half of those Dylans, and probably more. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Martin Scorsese’s Bob Dylan Film Rolling Thunder Revue Is One of the Most Truthful Movies You’ll See in 2019," 12 June 2019 Reuters Wild dolphins are delightful and terrifying. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Our love of dolphins is not always good for them," 8 June 2019 Walking into a luxury hotel for check-in, there is no more uniquely delightful experience. Vogue, "The Power of Scent: 5 New Fragrances to Help Those Vacation Memories Linger, Long After The Trip Ends," 31 May 2019 This is usually not harmful to the pregnancy, but isn’t exactly a delightful experience. Korin Miller, SELF, "6 Gastrointestinal Issues That Can Affect You During Pregnancy," 14 Dec. 2018 The importance of a delightful unboxing experience is not lost on Ampler. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "Ampler Curt e-bike review: electric doesn’t have to mean big and ugly," 6 Sep. 2018 The article and the play both offer the dubious argument that an unsolved mystery is the most delightful outcome of all. Margaret Gray, latimes.com, "Review: In ‘Mysterious Circumstances’ at the Geffen, the case of the Sherlock superfan," 21 June 2019 Until then, enjoy the most delightful pictures of the littlest royal's debut, below. Glamour, "Every Photo of Prince Louis Being Adorable During His Trooping the Colour Debut," 8 June 2019

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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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delightful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of delightful

: very pleasant : giving or causing delight

delightful

adjective
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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