Share this entry

Share this page

delectation

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

Definition of delectation in English:

noun

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

Origin

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

Definition of delectation in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…