Definition of delightful
: highly pleasing a delightful surprise enjoyed a delightful brunch
delightfullyplay \-fə-lē\ adverb
Examples of delightful in a Sentence
It has been delightful meeting you.
That was a delightful party.
Recent Examples of delightful from the Web
Summertime brings lots of extras to enjoy, and one date to put on your calendar is June 24th when Frontline Foundations is inviting all of us to a delightful evening.
Here’s hoping for blue skies, mild temperatures, and a delightful evening for all involved on June 4 in KCK!
Your base: Loreto Loreto, the first mission (founded 1697) and capital of Spanish California, is a delightful base for exploring central Baja.
After Granollers hit a delightful shot around the net post and inside the tramlines in the third set, Djokovic clapped and walked to the net to high-five his opponent.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the new reading room provide a delightful view of the nearby Topiary Park, at 480 E. Town St. — itself a great family destination.
Ms. Brewster seems quite delightful and does have a handy way with a phrase, if not eventually her knitting.
Joe lives with his fragile but delightful mother (Judith Roberts, marvelous) in one of New York’s outer boroughs and accepts his commissions through middleman John McCleary (John Doman).
Almonds can be a delightful addition to a salad, a bowl of cereal, yogurt or a dessert.
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Origin and Etymology of delightful
First Known Use: circa 1530
DELIGHTFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of delightful for English Language Learners
: very pleasant : giving or causing delight
DELIGHTFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of delightful for Students
: giving delight : very pleasing
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