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delightnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /dɪˈlaɪt/
B2 (something or someone that gives) great pleasure, satisfaction, or happiness: My sister's little boy is a real delight. I read your letter with great delight. The children squealed in delight when they saw all the presents under the Christmas tree. He seems to take great delight in (= enjoys) teasing his sister.the delights of sth the pleasures of something: We're just discovering the delights of being retired.
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delightverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈlaɪt/
to give someone great pleasure or satisfaction: Peter's academic success delighted his family.
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