[ US /dɪˈɫaɪtfəɫ/ ]
[ UK /dɪlˈa‍ɪtfə‍l/ ]
  1. greatly pleasing or entertaining
    a delightful surprise
    a delicious joke
    the comedy was delightful
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How To Use delightful In A Sentence

  • Toast sandwiches in a dry skillet over medium-low heat until outside is golden brown and inside is delightfully melty, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Then as well we were treated to beautiful Mozart and Strauss music by a delightful quintet in traditional costume.
  • Bley plays acoustic piano in duo with Steve Swallow, and their rapport projects extraordinary warmth on this delightful album.
  • That includes the ever-popular plum cake, plum pudding and Yule log, marzipans glittering with a coat of sugar, and delightful creations such as nougat, truffle and gateaux.
  • Last evening I had a note from Marion and she says they had a most delightful time at the Encaenia and spoke of two young gentlemen who graduated with the highest honors. Marguerite Verne
  • I didn't think the theme fill was that strong, in that two were puns (MONGREL EMPIRE and the delightful MUTTVILLE NINE) while the third, CUR CURRICULUM, seemed to be just a kind of homonymic construction. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle
  • Fresh basil may well be the signature herb of summer, perfuming our gardens and flavoring our foods with its delightful clovelike essence.
  • Mumbai is a mixture of great wealth and extreme poverty, delightful colonial buildings alongside shanty huts. Times, Sunday Times
  • After a night of no sleep and mopping the flat, I had a delightful day of dealing with various squads of plumbers.
  • Finding a new event and delightful music as clear as crystal.
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