Translation of "delight" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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delightnoun [ C or U ]

uk /dɪˈlaɪt/ us /dɪˈlaɪt/

B2 (something or someone that gives) great pleasure, satisfaction, or happiness

欣喜;滿足;愜意
My sister's little boy is a real delight. 我姐姐的小兒子很討人喜歡。
I read your letter with great delight. 我非常愉快地看了你的來信。
The children squealed in delight when they saw all the presents under the Christmas tree. 孩子們看到聖誕樹下的各種禮物時興奮地叫了起來。
He seems to take great delight in (= enjoys) teasing his sister. 他似乎覺得逗他妹妹玩很有趣。
the delights of sth

the pleasures of something

…的樂趣
We're just discovering the delights of being retired. 我們剛剛開始體會到退休後的種種樂趣。

More examples

  • He guffawed with delight when he heard the news.
  • My initial surprise was soon replaced by delight.
  • The little dog's tail wagged in delight.
  • Her eyes shone with delight.
  • When his wife bore him a child he could not hide his delight.

delightverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈlaɪt/ us /dɪˈlaɪt/

to give someone great pleasure or satisfaction

使高興;使滿足
Peter's academic success delighted his family. 彼得在學校裡的良好表現讓全家人感到高興。

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “delight” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)