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delightnoun [C/U]

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

delightverb [T]

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

uk   /dɪˈlaɪt/  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   /dɪˈlaɪt/  us   /dɪˈlaɪt/
(Definition of delight from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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