Definition of delightful in English:

delightful

adjective

  • Causing delight; charming:

    ‘a delightful secluded garden’
    • ‘Still, it provided some respite from the delightful aroma of cigarettes.’
    • ‘But she parried our questions with a wit that reminds us why we found her mother so delightful.’
    • ‘What a truly delightful prospect to be given the task of editing the entire Eircom phone directory.’
    • ‘This is a truly delightful detached home in an excellent location.’
    • ‘Either way, the idea behind it sounds delightful.’
    • ‘The salmon was moist and succulent, the pastry buttery, rich and golden, delightful.’
    • ‘It's a venue for every occasion and one that offers delightful meals for special calendar dates.’
    • ‘Few come to Italy without thinking that it would be delightful to live there.’
    • ‘I've eaten all of these recipes, and they are absolutely delightful.’
    • ‘I found it quite delightful, very different and definitely worth seeing.’
    • ‘"Well, isn't this a delightful surprise, " Ella purred.’
    • ‘She was a delightful woman and made a enormous contribution to the council.’
    • ‘And then today some delightful woman decided she would join the plebs and go swimming.’
    • ‘The extras return to the formula and do not have any delightful surprises.’
    • ‘My cough sounds delightful like two pieces of sandpaper rubbing together in a rugby brawl.’
    • ‘The thing I have found most delightful is having friends all over the world.’
    • ‘Even his gloves glowed before him, and he found the sensation quite delightful.’
    • ‘Here, the delightful aroma of tea will envelope and invigorate you.’
    • ‘A good cup of hot cocoa sounded delightful at the moment, and Eric licked his lips.’
    • ‘Anyway, it has also been delightful to be back seeing my loved ones.’
    charming, enchanting, captivating, bewitching, entrancing, engaging, appealing, winning, fetching, sweet, endearing, cute
    very pleasant, lovely, greatly to one's liking, very agreeable, very pleasurable
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Pronunciation:

delightful

/dɪˈlʌɪtfʊl/