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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (joy)
a. delight
Los niños entonaron una canción, para gran deleite de todos los presentes.The children sang a song, for the delight of everybody present.
La decoración y la cocina del restorán son un deleite para los sentidos.The restaurant's decoration and food are a sensory delight.
2. (sensual gratification)
a. pleasure
Pasaban las noches entregados a los deleites de la carne.They spent their nights given over to the pleasures of the flesh.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. delight
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delight; pleasure
los deleites de la carne the pleasures of the flesh
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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