Delight Definition

dĭ-līt
delighted, delighting, delights
noun
delights
Great joy or pleasure.
Webster's New World
Something giving great joy or pleasure.
Webster's New World
The power of pleasing.
Webster's New World
Delight is defined as a feeling of great happiness or it is something that causes happiness or joy.
An example of delight is what you feel when you've just won the lottery.
An example of delight is your favorite quaint little restaurant.
YourDictionary
verb
delighted, delighting, delights
To give great joy or pleasure.
Webster's New World
To give great joy or pleasure to.
Webster's New World
To be highly pleased; rejoice.
Webster's New World
To please greatly.
A movie that will delight all audiences.
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Other Word Forms of Delight

Noun

Singular:
delight
Plural:
delights

Origin of Delight

  • An unetymological spelling, in imitation of words like light, might, etc.; the analogical modern spelling would be delite; from Middle English deliten, from Old French deleiter, deliter, from Latin delectare (“to delight, please”), frequentative of delicere (“to allure”); see delicate.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English delit from Old French a pleasure from delitier to please, charm from Latin dēlectāre dē- intensive pref. de– lactāre frequentative of lacere to entice

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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