Definition of delectation in English:


Line breaks: de¦lect|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌdiːlɛkˈteɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun] formal , chiefly humorous
Pleasure and delight: they had all manner of rock ‘n’ roll goodies for our 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.


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

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