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noun subtlety pronunciation in American English /ˈsʌt(ə)lti/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the quality of being complicated, delicate, or difficult to notice, often in a skillful or attractive way

    There is no subtlety at all about his painting.

    Hickey’s performance was magnificent in its subtlety of detail.

  2. 2
    [countable] a small detail or feature that is difficult to notice


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