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American English: /dəˈlaɪt/
British English: /dɪˈlʌɪt/

Translation of delight in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (joy) she could not conceal her delight
    no podía disimular el placer que sentía
    to take delight in something
    disfrutar or gozar con algo
    he takes great delight in teasing his sister
    disfruta or goza enormemente haciendo rabiar a su hermana
    se deleita haciendo rabiar a su hermana
    to my delight, she won
    ganó, para gran alegría mía
    Example sentences
    • He took great delight there to go to the bookbinders' shops and lie gaping on maps.
    • He took great delight that she had already started her golf lessons.
    • The place was overflowing the girls, squealing in delight, holding cameras and cheering.
  • 2 countable (source of joy) her happiness was a delight to see
    era un placer or una delicia verla tan feliz
    daba gusto verla tan feliz
    Example sentences
    • Meanwhile, the city has become a gleaming, shining pretty pearl in a box of pleasures and delights.
    • All disciples of cinematic perversion know too well the delights of suffering in the face of intense pleasure.
    • Bored of earthly delights, he takes his compulsion for pleasure to the nth degree.

transitive verb

  • (make very happy)
    llenar de alegría
    (give pleasure to) deleitar
    his success delighted them
    su éxito los llenó de alegría
    the clown delighted the children
    el payaso hizo las delicias de or deleitó a los niños
    music to delight the ear
    música que es un deleite or placer para el oído
    Example sentences
    • It was here he held court late into the night, cajoling, entertaining and delighting friends from various walks of life.
    • The gods and monsters of khon have been delighting Siamese audiences for the past seven centuries, though for the majority of its history those audiences only included ancient VIPs.
    • The production made its Australian debut in 2000 receiving rave reviews from the Australian press and delighting audiences in Sydney and Melbourne.

intransitive verb

  • to delight in -ing
    deleitarse + gerund
    he delights in playing practical jokes
    se deleita haciendo bromas
    le encanta hacer bromas
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