Definition of delighted in English:

delighted

adjective

  • Feeling or showing great pleasure.

    ‘a delighted smile’
    with infinitive ‘we were delighted to see her’
    • ‘Some clearly delighted that the one-month ordeal holed up in the compound was over.’
    • ‘Instead of being rewarded with a delighted smile, there was an awkward, bitter smirk.’
    • ‘The result is a delighted audience, hanging on to find out how the quest ends.’
    • ‘It was a source of delighted surprise to his friends to discover his expert knowledge of food and wines.’
    • ‘He is patently delighted that his story is to be made into a film, any kind of film.’
    • ‘But then there were tiny footprints, and then a delighted squeal.’
    • ‘The delighted new father cuddling his tiny baby cannot help but catch your attention.’
    • ‘The baby was born in a matter of minutes and I gave her straight to her delighted mum.’
    • ‘‘He got down on one knee and popped the question,’ says an obviously delighted Linda.’
    • ‘I even wrote an essay about the joys of dentistry which was presented to my delighted dentist.’
    • ‘We are both delighted to be playing our football in England and it has happened because of hard work.’
    • ‘Yes, I'm absolutely delighted, for all the wrong reasons.’
    • ‘He looked at her in a kind of delighted amusement, while she reddened even more.’
    • ‘The wheels gently bumped the ground, bringing a delighted smile to her lips.’
    • ‘The woman was looking at her with a sarcastic yet delighted grin.’
    • ‘I held it up so she could see and she let out a delighted squeal.’
    • ‘She added a wry smile as three slightly confused expressions dissolved quickly into delighted laughter.’
    • ‘He was not at the count as he was unable to take a day off work but delighted supporters phoned to let him know the result.’
    • ‘Ben smiled a delighted smile, took a deep breath and began to sing.’
    • ‘When she sees him, her eyes widen, and she smiles a delighted grin.’
    very pleased, glad, happy, joyful, thrilled, overjoyed, ecstatic, euphoric, elated, blissful, enraptured, on cloud nine, on cloud seven, walking on air, in seventh heaven, in transports of delight, jumping for joy, beside oneself with happiness, excited
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Pronunciation

delighted

/dɪˈlʌɪtɪd/