Definition of delectation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdēlekˈtāSHən/
Pronunciation: /ˌdelekˈtāSHən/


formal or humorous
Pleasure and delight: a box of chocolates for their delectation
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  • And now, for your delight and delectation: My First Online Column.
  • And for your delight and delectation - you too can try it out here.
  • I've finally got together some new links for your pleasure and delectation.
enjoyment, gratification, delight, pleasure, satisfaction, relish;
entertainment, amusement, titillation


Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin delectatio(n-), from delectare 'to charm' (see delight).

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Syllabification: de·lec·ta·tion

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