Definition of delightful in US English:

delightful

adjective

  • Causing delight; charming.

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

/dəˈlaɪtfəl//dəˈlītfəl/