Definition of delightful in English:

delightful

adjective

  • Causing delight; charming.

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

delightful

/dɪˈlʌɪtf(ə)l//dɪˈlʌɪtfʊl/