delectation

For your delectation, here is a definition. Delectation is a formal word to describe a sense of enjoyment. It makes everything sound fancy. You experience delectation when you feel a sense of delight or joy.

You'll almost always find the noun delectation in the phrase "for your delectation," usually when something is being presented or announced. For example, you might cook a fancy dinner for your parents and before serving the first course, declare: "And now, for your delectation, a loaf of homemade bread!" In Old French, the word means "enjoyment," and it shares a Latin root with "delight" and "delicious." It pairs well with chocolate.

Definitions of delectation
  1. noun
    a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
    synonyms: delight
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    types:
    entrancement, ravishment
    a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment
    amusement
    a feeling of delight at being entertained
    Schadenfreude
    delight in another person's misfortune
    type of:
    pleasance, pleasure
    a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
  2. noun
    the act of receiving pleasure from something
    synonyms: enjoyment
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    type of:
    activity
    any specific behavior
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