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delightnoun [C/U]

 us   /dɪˈlɑɪt/
greatpleasure, ​satisfaction, or ​happiness, or something or someone that gives this: [C] My sister’s little ​boy is a ​real delight. [U] His ​musicteacherexpressed delight with his ​performance.

delightverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈlɑɪt/
to give someone ​greatpleasure or ​satisfaction: The ​songs of countrypeople and of ​sailors delight me. Peter’s ​success at ​collegedelighted his ​family.
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delightnoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈlaɪt/  us   /dɪˈlaɪt/
B2 (something or someone that gives) ​greatpleasure, ​satisfaction, or ​happiness: My sister's little ​boy is a ​real delight. I ​readyourletter withgreat delight. The ​childrensquealed in delight when they ​saw all the ​presents under the ​Christmastree. He ​seems to takegreat 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   /dɪˈlaɪt/  us   /dɪˈlaɪt/
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