In fact, from the delighted expression on his face, it seemed to set off an interior monologue that you can just about hear.
He delighted, when you were with him, of being told stories that he had told you.
He delighted in his grandchildren, children, and - above all - his marriages.
c.1200, delit, from Old French delit "pleasure, delight, sexual desire," from delitier "please greatly, charm," from Latin delectare "to allure, delight, charm, please," frequentative of delicere "entice" (see delicious). Spelled delite until 16c. when it changed under influence of light, flight, etc.
c.1200, deliten, from Old French delitier (see delight (n.)). Related: Delighted; delighting.