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adverb     delicately pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    in a careful way, so that something is not damaged

    He placed the fruits delicately into a box.

  2. 2
    in a careful way so that people are not upset or annoyed

    We need to handle the situation very delicately.

  3. 3
    in a graceful way, with small or light movements

    She raised the cup delicately to her lips.

  4. 4
    in a way that is pleasant and not too strong in flavour, smell, or colour

    a delicately flavoured fruit

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