Definition of delightful in English:

delightful

adjective

  • Causing delight; charming.

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

/dəˈlītfəl//dəˈlaɪtfəl/