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adjective delicate pronunciation in British English /ˈdelɪkət/
  1. 3
    attractive and thin, small, light, or graceful

    The plant has delicate pink flowers.

    her delicate hands

  2. 6
    a delicate situation needs to be dealt with carefully so that people do not get upset or annoyed

    There is a rather delicate matter that I need to discuss with you.

    The negotiations are at a very delicate stage.

  3. 7
    a delicate process is difficult, needing care and a lot of skill

    a very delicate operation

    a delicate balance between freedom and restraint

  4. 8
    moving with care and skill

    He plays the piano with a delicate touch.


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