Definition of delighted in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈlīdəd/


Feeling or showing great pleasure: a delighted smile [with infinitive]: we were delighted to see her
More example sentences
  • Instead of being rewarded with a delighted smile, there was an awkward, bitter smirk.
  • It was a source of delighted surprise to his friends to discover his expert knowledge of food and wines.
  • I even wrote an essay about the joys of dentistry which was presented to my delighted dentist.
on cloud nine, walking on air, in seventh heaven, jumping for joy;
enchanted, charmed;
amused, diverted;
informal over the moon, tickled pink, as pleased as punch, on top of the world, blissed out, on a high



Pronunciation: /dəˈlīdidlē/ /dēˈlītidlē/
Example sentences
  • Or maybe they placed 2p into a ‘penny fall’ machine then watched delightedly as a handful of coins clattered into the ‘win’ tray.
  • Certainly the acceptance speech was a series of such one-liners delivered on a circular stage, while the convention delegates pitched in delightedly with the expected applause.
  • ‘She will kill him,’ said one source delightedly.

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Syllabification: de·light·ed

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