delight

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Noun[change]

Singular
delight

Plural
delights

  1. (uncountable) Delight is the feeling of being very happy.
    There was a real sense of relief when the war ended and great delight that it had stopped.
    They laughed with delight because he was their favorite uncle.
    To her surprise and delight, she was right.
    She took great delight in being able to play the piano again.
  2. (countable) A delight is something that makes you feel very happy.
    Your children are such a delight.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
delight

Third-person singular
delights

Past tense
delighted

Past participle
delighted

Present participle
delighting

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you delight somebody, you make them feel very happy.
    We delight in the beauty around us.
    The gift delighted her.

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