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Line breaks: de¦light|ful
Pronunciation: /dɪˈlʌɪtfʊl
, -f(ə)l/

Definition of delightful in English:


Causing delight; charming: a delightful secluded garden
More example sentences
  • The salmon was moist and succulent, the pastry buttery, rich and golden, delightful.
  • And then today some delightful woman decided she would join the plebs and go swimming.
  • She was a delightful woman and made a enormous contribution to the council.
very pleasant, lovely, greatly to one's liking, very agreeable, very pleasurable;
enjoyable, congenial, amusing, entertaining, diverting, gratifying, satisfying;
British informal brilliant, brill, smashing
North American informal peachy, neat, ducky
Australian/New Zealand informal beaut, bonzer
British informal , dated capital, wizard, corking, spiffing, ripping, cracking, top-hole, topping, champion, beezer
North American informal , dated swell
rare frabjous
lovely, adorable, delectable, delicious, gorgeous, ravishing, beautiful, pretty, very attractive;
Scottish & Northern English bonny, couthy
informal dreamy, divine, adorbs
British informal tasty



Example sentences
  • This one looks particularly attractive but then the course has many delightfully aesthetic qualities.
  • Filled with millions of tiny down feathers yet so delightfully light.
  • What followed was perhaps the most delightfully absurd story that had the entire audience laughing out loud.


Example sentences
  • That is its delightfulness summed up right there.
  • Something about movies that announce their delightfulness so aggressively is kind of off-putting.
  • There is a delightfulness in the relative ease with which these modest works register a psychological force similar to that of the more physically grand pieces.

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