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adjective delighted pronunciation in British English /dɪˈlaɪtɪd/
  1. very happy, especially because something good has happened

    They broke into delighted laughter.

    delighted with:

    We’re delighted with our new grandson.

    delighted (that):

    The family is delighted that the case is finally over.

    delighted to do something:

    I was delighted to see my old friends again.

    delighted at:

    The company is delighted at the response to its advertisement.

    absolutely delighted:

    I was absolutely delighted with the way things had turned out.

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    1. a.
      formal very happy to do something

      I’d be delighted to tell you more about our work, if you have the time.

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