Meaning of “delighted” in the English Dictionary

"delighted" in British English

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uk /dɪˈlaɪ.tɪd/ us /dɪˈlaɪ.t̬ɪd/

B1 very pleased:

a delighted audience
Pat was delighted with her new house.
I was delighted at/by your news.
[ + that ] I'm absolutely delighted that you can come.
[ + to infinitive ] We'd be delighted to come to dinner on Friday.

More examples

  • The audience was clearly delighted with the performance.
  • She said she didn't care about it, but I believe she was secretly delighted.
  • Le Tissier was delighted when he received his England call-up.
  • The whole school is delighted about Joel's success in the championships.
  • If you'd care to bring your young man along too, we should be delighted to meet him.
adverb uk /dɪˈlaɪ.tɪ us /dɪˈlaɪ.t̬ɪ

(Definition of “delighted” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"delighted" in American English

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us /dɪˈlɑɪ·t̬ɪd/

very pleased:

a delighted expression
[ + to infinitive ] I’m delighted to meet you.

(Definition of “delighted” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)