delightfully


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de·light·ful

 (dĭ-līt′fəl)
adj.
Greatly pleasing.

de·light′ful·ly adv.
de·light′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.delightfully - in a delightful manner; "the farm house, though in itself a small one, is delightfully situated"
Translations
بابْتِهاج، بِبَهْجَه
nádherněpříjemněrozkošně
dejligttiltalende
unaîslega
rozkošne

delightfully

[dɪˈlaɪtfəlɪ] ADV (after vb) [play, dance, etc] → maravillosamente
the water was delightfully coolel agua estaba tan fresquita que daba gusto

delightfully

[dɪˈlaɪtfʊli] adv (= beautifully) → délicieusement

delightfully

advwunderbar

delightfully

[dɪˈlaɪtflɪ] advdeliziosamente
the hotel is delightfully situated → l'albergo è situato in una posizione incantevole

delight

(diˈlait) verb
1. to please greatly. I was delighted by/at the news; They were delighted to accept the invitation.
2. to have or take great pleasure (from). He delights in teasing me.
noun
(something which causes) great pleasure. Peacefulness is one of the delights of country life.
deˈlightful adjective
causing delight. a delightful person/party.
deˈlightfully adverb
References in classic literature ?
But if, like Queequeg and me in the bed, the tip of your nose or the crown of your head be slightly chilled, why then, indeed, in the general consciousness you feel most delightfully and unmistakably warm.
The river and its tiny craft, the little gabled houses of the neighbourhood, with a garden or two dropped in, tell delightfully in the general effect.
He took hold of her hand that was also rough and thought it delightfully small.
THE little Flopsy Bunnies slept delightfully in the warm sun.
He had, moreover, the great merit of not repeating his personal bons mots and of never speaking of his love-affairs, though his smiles and his airs and graces were delightfully indiscreet.
Her figure was tall, yet not too tall; comely and well-developed, yet not fat; her head set on her shoulders with an easy, pliant firmness; her waist, perfection in the eyes of a man, for it occupied its natural place, it filled out its natural circle, it was visibly and delightfully undeformed by stays.
I am confident that she would have performed delightfully. How does Georgiana get on, Darcy?"
She blushed delightfully; she cast one tenderly grateful look at me, which I remembered but too well for many and many an after-day.
And, when the whim changes, it is most easy and delightfully disconcerting to play with the respectable and cowardly bourgeois fetishes and to laugh and epigram at the flitting god-ghosts and the debaucheries and follies of wisdom.
The air was full of the perfume of apple bloom, and the bees blundered foolishly and delightfully from one blossom to another, half drunken with perfume.
So the nightingale came forth and sang so delightfully that at first no one could say anything ill-humored of her.
He was asking, too, the well-known eccentric enthusiast, Pestsov, a liberal, a great talker, a musician, an historian, and the most delightfully youthful person of fifty, who would be a sauce or garnish for Koznishev and Karenin.