Definition of delectation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdiːlekˈteɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːlekˈteɪʃn//
[uncountable](formal or humorous)
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enjoyment or entertainment synonym delight Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from Latin delectatio(n-), from delectare ‘to charm’, frequentative of delicere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: delectation