delectation

[ dee-lek-tey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF delectation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELECTATION

To spin yarns for Charley's delectation would have been absurd.

And brought there expressly for your delectation, I suppose.

After dinner she continued the recital of her adventures for the Master's delectation.

She came in pretending to beat an imaginary horse, for the delectation of Meta.

They were reserved for the delectation of the sovereign and his court.

A new celebrity had risen for the delectation of the fickle populace.

Such is the appetising menu which dust furnishes for our delectation.

From what we could gather, Gerda seemed to be "dressing up" for the delectation of her guests.

My words had been addressed to Letitia, but they were selfishly designed for my own delectation.

He was intent upon the dish that O'Deigh and Wantage had prepared for his delectation.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French delectation "enjoyment" (12c.), from Latin delectationem (nominative delectatio), noun of action from past participle stem of delectare (see delight (n.)).

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