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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Delight \De*light"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Delighting.] [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier, F. d['e]lecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure, delight; de- + lacere to entice, allure; cf. laqueus a snare. Cf. Delectate, Delicate, Delicious, Dilettante, Elicit, Lace.] To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear. [1913 Webster] Inventions to delight the taste. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Delight our souls with talk of knightly deeds. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Delighting \De*light"ing\, a. Giving delight; gladdening. -- De*light"ing*ly, adv. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]