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English definition of “delight”

delight

noun [C or U]     /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 .Pleasure and happiness the delights of sth the pleasures of something: We're just discovering the delights of being retired .Pleasure and happiness
(Definition of delight noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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