Definition of delightful in English:

delightful

adjective

  • Causing delight; charming.

    ‘a delightful secluded garden’
    • ‘The salmon was moist and succulent, the pastry buttery, rich and golden, delightful.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And then today some delightful woman decided she would join the plebs and go swimming.’
    • ‘I've eaten all of these recipes, and they are absolutely delightful.’
    • ‘The thing I have found most delightful is having friends all over the world.’
    • ‘Still, it provided some respite from the delightful aroma of cigarettes.’
    • ‘What a truly delightful prospect to be given the task of editing the entire Eircom phone directory.’
    • ‘But she parried our questions with a wit that reminds us why we found her mother so delightful.’
    • ‘The extras return to the formula and do not have any delightful surprises.’
    • ‘Even his gloves glowed before him, and he found the sensation quite delightful.’
    • ‘This is a truly delightful detached home in an excellent location.’
    • ‘"Well, isn't this a delightful surprise, " Ella purred.’
    • ‘Here, the delightful aroma of tea will envelope and invigorate you.’
    • ‘Either way, the idea behind it sounds delightful.’
    • ‘I found it quite delightful, very different and definitely worth seeing.’
    • ‘My cough sounds delightful like two pieces of sandpaper rubbing together in a rugby brawl.’
    • ‘Anyway, it has also been delightful to be back seeing my loved ones.’
    • ‘A good cup of hot cocoa sounded delightful at the moment, and Eric licked his lips.’
    • ‘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
    charming, enchanting, captivating, bewitching, entrancing, engaging, appealing, winning, fetching, sweet, endearing, cute
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Pronunciation

delightful

/dɪˈlʌɪtfʊl//dɪˈlʌɪtf(ə)l/