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 \ -​fə-​lē How to pronounce delightfully (audio) \ adverb
delightfulness noun

Examples of delightful in a Sentence

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

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Watching it come together was astonishing and delightful. Simon Doonan, ELLE Decor, "Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan Give Their Greenwich Village Home a Glitz Makeover," 8 Mar. 2019 The result is a delightful and highly indiscreet account of the sheer craziness of royal life. Moira Hodgson, WSJ, "‘The Quest for Queen Mary’ Review: Mum’s the Word," 10 Feb. 2019 This is that stack: elevated, curated, digital, and delightful. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Introducing: BAZAAR Bride—the Ultimate Membership for the Newly-Engaged," 5 Feb. 2019 The only concrete theme throughout their work—in all degrees of scale and permanence—is twisting the familiar into something surprising and delightful. Diana Budds, Curbed, "Play it forward," 18 July 2018 The exterior depicts a delightful and detailed Chinese landscape scene, with horses, temples, and conversing citizens. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Oldies but Goodies: The 10 Standout Antiques from The Winter Show," 18 Jan. 2019 Fairfax Media / Getty Jack Dorsey runs one of the most valuable, maddening, delightful and frustrating technology companies in the world. Peter Kafka, Recode, "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey talked to NYU’s Jay Rosen for an hour, on the record. Read and listen to the full interview here.," 14 Sep. 2018 The Hornets also stepped up their game, and a delightful ball from Deulofeu was almost headed in by Andre Gray, but his tame effort was blocked by Ashley Young. SI.com, "Man Utd 1-0 Watford: Michael Carrick Shines & Says Goodbye to Old Trafford as Red Devils Win," 13 May 2018 This story is delightful and everyone is happy, as evidenced by this heart-melting photo of Meghan gazing adoringly at Harry seconds after The Great Pony Biting Attempt of 2018. Tess Koman, Cosmopolitan, "This Pony Had the Nerve to Try and Eat Prince Harry With Meghan Markle Watching!!," 14 Feb. 2018

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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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