Share this entry

Share this page

delectation

Syllabification: de·lec·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdēlekˈtāSHən
 
/

Definition of delectation in English:

noun

formal or humorous
Pleasure and delight: a box of chocolates for their 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
enjoyment, gratification, delight, pleasure, satisfaction, relish;
entertainment, amusement, titillation

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 ads and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rəˈzilyənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…